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A countersuggestion has two meanings in psychology [1].

In general use it refers to a suggestion made to counter a previously made one.

In particular, it refers in Piagetian theory to the challenging of a childs truth assertion. In this case the countersuggestion is made to test how strong the child's belief is and to see if they are able to defend their statement.

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  1. Reber, AS & Reber ES (2001). Dictionary of Psychology, 3rd ed. London:Penguin.

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