Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With aversion; backwardly. Chapman.

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Examples

  • Women, who need men to stick around, react more aversively to emotional jealousy, while men -- who, before DNA testing appeared, could never be sure about a child's paternity and inherit a primate aversion to supporting another man's offspring -- react worse to sexual infidelity.4 This isn't to say that women are okay with being cheated on, or that men are fine when they're emotionally displaced.

    Mark Matousek: Why Men and Women Make Different Ethical Choices

  • We have become habituated, well, you should probably call it "conditioned" - aversively-to the presentation of political postures in a certain perverse way.

    Pavlov's Blue Dog

  • If followers succeed in complying, they avoid being aversively reinforced and may increase in self-esteem and self-reinforcement.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Women, who need men to stick around, react more aversively to emotional jealousy, while men -- who, before DNA testing appeared, could never be sure about a child's paternity and inherit a primate aversion to supporting another man's offspring -- react worse to sexual infidelity.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • To get the historical flavor of that situation, the venture which generated the 1620 founding of that settlement, is to be recognized as situated at the onset, two years before the death of the aversively targeted (by his triumphant political enemy Francis Bacon) William Shakespeare, of what was to become "The Thirty Years War" of 1618-1648.

    LaRouche's Latest

  • Spatial working and reference memory were assessed in two aversively motivated learning and memory tasks: the standard and the "repeated acquisition" versions of the Morris water maze escape task, respectively.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Our findings do not support the hypothesis that the level of emotional reactivity modulates cognitive performance in aversively motivated tasks.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • We assessed whether behavior in different tests of emotional reactivity is correlated with performance in aversively motivated learning tasks, using four strains of rats generally considered to have a different emotional reactivity.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • On the other hand, if aversively reinforcing leaders attribute followers’ failure to comply to a lack of follower motivation, they are likely to reprimand or threaten, possibly generating the unintended effects on followers of hostility, apathy, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • "conditioned" - aversively-to the presentation of political postures in a certain perverse way.

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