A technique employed in animal training and the treatment of phobias and similar conditions in humans, in which behaviour incompatible with a habitual undesirable pattern is induced. Compare with deconditioning.
More example sentences
- ‘For example, with counter-conditioning if a dog sees a child running it can be retrained to react by going to its owner for a treat,’ Dr Kase said.
- Behavioral changes involve activities that change overt behaviors and include counter-conditioning, stimulus control, contingency management, self-liberation, and helping relationships.
- Desensitization and counter-conditioning are so effective that one can honestly call this problem 99% solvable.
Definition of counter-conditioning in:
- The US English dictionary