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sensitivity training

n.
Training in small groups in which people develop a sensitive awareness and understanding of themselves and of their relationships with others.
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sensitivity training

A form of group therapy in which people are given the opportunity to relate verbally and physically with complete candor and honesty to other members of the group. The goals of the therapy are to increase self-awareness, learn constructive ways of dealing with conflicts, establish a better sense of inner direction, and relate to other people with feelings of warmth and affection.
See also: training
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Sensitivity training

A form of humanistic group therapy that began in the 1950s. Members participated in unstructured discussions in order to improve understanding of themselves and others.
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