Psychology - Aversion Therapy

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Aversion therapy is a form of behavior therapy in which an aversive (a strong feeling of dislike or disgust such as a bad smell or taste) stimulus is paired with an undesirable behavior (smoking, gambling, etc) in order to reduce or eliminate that behavior.

For example, a person whose trying to quit smoking may put a rubber band around there wrist, and every time they feel the urge to smoke, they snap the rubber band, causing a feeling or pain/discomfort.



jessica proctor

i like the use of an example :)

i didn't know some smokers used the rubber band twechnique that is clever.

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