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.
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.
an act or instance of increasing the awareness of one's own or another's needs, behavior, attitudes, or problems.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use consciousness-raising in a sentence
Obviously most normal people would rather attend a naked consciousness-raising workshop.
Povich: Katharine Graham went through her own form of consciousness-raising during this period.Behind ‘The Good Girls Revolt’: The ‘Newsweek’ Lawsuit That Paved the Way for Women Writers | Jessica Bennett, Jesse Ellison | September 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for consciousness raising
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
(as modifier): a consciousness-raising group
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012