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free association

A psychodynamic technique, whereby a patient isencouraged to freely talk about their thoughts, wishes,experiences and mental images as they arise, in the hope ofallowing preconscious content to surface in the consciousness.

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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)