systematic desensitization


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systematic desensitization

[‚sis·tə¦mad·ik dē‚sen·sə·tə′zā·shən]
(psychology)
A behavior therapy technique that is used to modify phobic behaviors by constructing a hierarchy of anxiety-producing stimuli and gradually presenting them to the individual until they no longer produce anxiety.

systematic desensitization

see BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
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Systematic desensitization, study skills counseling, and anxiety-coping training in the treatment of test anxiety.
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Simple techniques such as Token Economy, Shaping and Modeling, to complex methods such as Aversion Therapy, Flooding, Implosion Therapy and Systematic Desensitization are treated in detail with meticulous professional care.
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