noun[mass noun] Psychology
The objective evaluation of an emotion or thought against real life, as a faculty present in normal individuals but defective in psychotics: hypnosis reduces reality testing, so that the person becomes more open to suggested distortions of reality
More example sentences
- The therapist may offer the patient a combination of empathy and reality testing.
- Therapy is used to stress reality testing initially, and later to explore stressors, and improve coping skills.
- Thus, their reality testing appears intact, and the rebellious behavior or attitude shows itself to be the charade of mock independence that it is.
Definition of reality testing in:
- The US English dictionary