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aversive

/aver·sive/ (ah-ver´siv) characterized by or giving rise to avoidance; noxious.

aversive

(ə-vûr′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
Causing avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior by using an unpleasant or punishing stimulus, as in techniques of behavior modification.

a·ver′sive·ly adv.
a·ver′sive·ness n.

a·ver·sive

(ă-vĕŕsiv)
Denotes type of therapy using unpleasant stimuli that seeks to cause a patient to avoid one or more transgressive behaviors.
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Evidence of contextual validity suggests to teachers that the procedures can be applied and sustained in their classrooms (their context) without causing negative side-effects including disrupting other routines, aversively affecting other students' academic and social behavior, and/or hindering the effectiveness of other programs (Kazdin, 2008; Schoenwald & Hoagwood, 2008; Skinner & Skinner, 2007).
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