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control

1) n. the power to direct, manage, oversee and/or restrict the affairs, business or assets of a person or entity. 2) v. to exercise the power of control.

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A second limitation of The Power of Reinforcement is its unbalanced emphasis on the purity of positive reinforcement relative to aversive control. Despite urging readers to accept the value of a positive-reinforcement approach over one based in aversive control, the author in several instances note the power of aversive control in achieving the desired behavior change (e.g., Parent-Behavioral Training).
The final chapter starts with a discussion of aversive control (also typically presented earlier in learning texts), because Bouton recognizes the complex interaction among stimulus-reinforcer associations, response-reinforcer associations, and the cognitive and emotional mechanisms that are involved.
Ferster's emphasis on aversive control and states of deprivation predicts the more recent Behavioral Activation conceptualization of depression by Martell, Addis, & Jacobson (2001), described below.