consciousness-raising

[ kon-shuh s-nis-rey-zing ]
/ ˈkɒn ʃəs nɪsˌreɪ zɪŋ /

noun

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.

Origin of consciousness-raising

An Americanism dating back to 1970–75
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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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