active avoidance conditioning

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Learning to respond in a way that results in the avoidance of a punishing or aversive stimulus, as when a rat is trained to jump over a barrier whenever a light comes on in order to avoid electric shock that follows shortly after. Also called active avoidance learning. Compare escape conditioning, passive avoidance conditioning. See also avoidance conditioning.

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