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consciousness-raising

[kon-shuh s-nis-rey-zing] /ˈkɒn ʃəs nɪsˌreɪ zɪŋ/
noun
1.
Psychology. a group-therapy technique in which the aim is to enhance the participants' awareness of their particular needs and goals as individuals or as a group.
2.
any method for increasing interpersonal awareness or sensitivity by teaching people to experience a situation or point of view radically different from their own:
The women's group has tried to change macho attitudes through consciousness-raising.
3.
an act or instance of increasing the awareness of one's own or another's needs, behavior, attitudes, or problems.
Origin of consciousness-raising
1970-1975
An Americanism dating back to 1970-75
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British Dictionary definitions for consciousness raising

consciousness raising

noun
1.
  1. the process of developing awareness in a person or group of a situation regarded as wrong or unjust, with the aim of producing active participation in changing it
  2. (as modifier): a consciousness-raising group
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consciousness raising in Medicine

consciousness-raising n.
A process, as by group therapy, of achieving greater awareness of one's needs in order to fulfill one's potential as a person.

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