behavior modification

behavior modification
noun
psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
Syn: ↑behavior therapy
Hypernyms: ↑psychotherapy
Hyponyms:

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