Avoidance Contingency

If a person sees something that he does not like is about to happen, the person performs a behavior that will result in the unwanted event being delayed or prevented from happening.  For example, a child’s mother placed a bowl of broccoli for a child to eat. As a result, the child runs away from the table. Running away from the table postpones or prevents the event of the child being required to eat something he does not like.