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Aversive Stimulus

(SAVE). An aversive stimulus is any event that functions (a) to evoke behavior that has reduced or terminated it in the past, (b) as a punisher if presented immediately following a behavior, or (c) as a reinforcer when withdrawn immediately after a behavior.

Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (http://www.associationofanimalbehaviorprofessionals.com/glossary.html)

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