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fixation

in psychoanalytic theory, a preference for the mode of gratification associated with a particular stage of psychosexual development as a result of too much or toolittle gratification at that stage.

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June 19th 2021

negativereinforcement

in operantconditioning, a method to increase the probability and strength of aresponse by removing or withholding an aversive stimuliĀ  (negative reinforcer)