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desensitization

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
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A stress-management technique, more accurately called systematic desensitization, which uses relaxation techniques to cope with anxiety-inducing situations. The subject compiles a hierarchical list of anxiety-inducing situations (such as those associated with competition) with the one inducing the most anxiety at the top, and so on. The subject then undergoes ...

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