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sensitivity training

a form of group therapy designed to develop understanding of oneself and others through free, unstructured discussion.
Origin of sensitivity training
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Before you know it they'll be administering sensitivity training on the polite and politically correct way of killing the enemy.
  • Someday, robots could replace humans as nurse's aides, but first they will need a little sensitivity training.
  • The bill also requires sensitivity training for police and probation officers.
  • Police officers, in particular, need some type of sensitivity training because of the control they exert over others.
  • One-stop caseworkers are trained to identify adults who show signs of learning disability and are given sensitivity training.
sensitivity training in Medicine

sensitivity training n.
Training in small groups in which people learn how to interact with each other by developing a sensitive awareness and understanding of themselves and of their relationships with others.

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