Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DESENSITIZATION?

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What is desensitization? 

According to Merriam-Webster: 

de·sen·si·tize vt \(ˌ)dē-ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz\


Definition of DESENSITIZE

1: to make (a sensitized or hypersensitive individual) insensitive or nonreactive to a sensitizing agent

2: to make emotionally insensitive or callous; specifically : to extinguish an emotional response (as of fear, anxiety, or guilt) to stimuli that formerly induced it

— de·sen·si·ti·za·tion\(ˌ)dē-ˌsen(t)-sə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

— de·sen·si·tiz·er\(ˌ)dē-ˈsen-sə-ˌtī-zər\ noun
 
"According to me, an example:  Desensitization is seen with the ongoing exposure to violence.  The person or people experiencing the exposure to violence begin to feel that violence is perfectly normal and there's nothing wrong with violence or using violence on others."
 
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Rosie (Rox)