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assertiveness

 [ah-ser´tiv-ness]
a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof. To assert oneself is to affirm one's rights or position withouteither aggressively transgressing the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or rightful position.
assertiveness training instruction and practice in techniques for dealing with interpersonal conflicts and threatening situations in an assertive manner, avoiding the extremes of aggressive and submissive behavior. Such training has as its goals enabling the learner to express personal feelings freely, speak up for his or her rights, communicate disagreement effectively, accept compliments comfortably, persist in expressing a legitimate complaint, and negotiate mutually satisfying solutions to interpersonal situations in which there is some type of conflict.

training

 [trān´ing]
1. a system of instruction or teaching.
2. preparation by instruction and practice; see also education.
assertiveness training instruction in techniques for handling of interpersonal conflicts and threatening situations without either submissiveness or aggression; see also assertiveness training.
in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assistance with the effective expression of feelings, needs, and ideas while respecting the rights of others.
autogenic training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting with self-suggestions about feelings of heaviness and warmth for the purpose of inducing relaxation.
bladder training a program designed to help a patient gain better control over the flow of urine; examples include prompted voiding, bladder drill, patterned urge response toileting, pelvic floor exercises, and double void. Called also urinary bladder training.
bowel training a program to help a patient to learn to evacuate the bowel at specific intervals; see also bowel training.
gait training systematic activities designed to promote walking with or without assistive devices.
impulse control training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to mediate impulsive behavior through application of problem-solving strategies to social and interpersonal situations.
memory training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of memory.
urinary bladder training
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as improving bladder function for those with urge incontinence by increasing the bladder's ability to hold urine and the patient's ability to suppress urination.
urinary habit training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as establishing a predictable pattern of bladder emptying to prevent incontinence for persons with limited cognitive ability who have urge, stress, or functional incontinence.

assertiveness training

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assistance with the effective expression of feelings, needs, and ideas while respecting the rights of others. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

assertiveness training

Alternative psychology Behaviour modification in which a person is trained to distinguish between aggressiveness—a behaviour rooted in anger—and assertiveness. Assertiveness training is intended to convert anxiety, panic, fear of failure, and low self-esteem into positive interactions with others.
Psychiatry A process in which subjects are taught appropriate interpersonal responses involving frank, honest, and direct expression of their feelings.

assertiveness training

Psychiatry A procedure in which subjects are taught appropriate interpersonal responses involving frank, honest, and direct expression of their feelings, both positive and negative

assertiveness training

a method of developing individuals' self-confidence in interpersonal relationships.
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In assertiveness training, you certainly do not want to encourage outright forceful or confrontational behaviors that would be counterproductive.
Assertiveness training programmes for nurses are seen as an effective means of enabling them to cope with verbal abuse (Numerof 1978, McIntyre, Jeffrey & McIntyre 1984).
Modeling, assertiveness training, and showing appropriate ways to voice negative emotions have all proven effective in handling those who self-mutilate (Zila & Kiselica, 2001).
We expected that an assertiveness training program would positively affect the social competencies of Italian high school students about to make the transition to the university.
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While various violence prevention programs focus on problem-solving and assertiveness training for students, Peacemakers is a little different with a lot of positive results.
Perhaps some assertiveness training will now give you the confidence not to doubt yourself in future.
Communication skills, assertiveness training and political dexterity are the goals of another new training program for Asian technical personnel at Houston-based Equilon Enterprises, an oil refiner formed as a joint venture of Shell Oil and Texaco.
Accordingly, specific assertiveness training interventions may need to be directed toward undergraduate women.
The PSI sessions focused on the reasons why teens might want to delay first intercourse, sexual limit setting, peer pressure, and assertiveness training related to resisting pressures to have sex.
might also have explored the impact of psychologist Carl Rogers's workshops in assertiveness training for the IHMs.