Tending to repel, causing avoidance (of a situation, a behaviour, an item, etc), (adjective)
Avoidance that can be taught through the use of stimulus that either punish or reinforces. (adjective)
A grammatical case indicating that something is avoided or feared; the evitative case. (noun)
An unpleasant stimulus intended to induce a change in behaviour. (noun)
Examples of word aversive
The researchers bred mice without the gene and put them in aversive situations, such as giving them a mild shock at a certain point in their cage.
- The U.S. Justice Department has begun a review of whether the use of electric shock therapy by a Massachusetts special needs school violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Canton-based Judge Rotenberg Educational Center uses the treatment, known as aversive therapy, as a way to control aggressive behavior and prevent severely autistic students from injuring themselves or others.
But unconscious discrimination - what psychologists call aversive racism - has stayed fairly constant.
They teach "aversive" training methods, such as pinning the dog to the ground, jerking the dog on the leash, using shock collars, and physically forcing frightened dogs into situations they are afraid of until they shut down.
But it was more than that, some kind of aversive, body-unfriendly habit, but also a desire for comfort that I thought was most achievable in looseness.