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reality testing

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Definition of reality testing in English:

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
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  • 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.

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