DESENSITIZATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A reduction in reactivity to stimuli. See covert desensitisation- in vivo desensitisation- systematic desensitisation. DESENSITIZATION: "Joe's desensitisation was shown by lack of emotional reactivity." Related Psychology Terms SELF-DESENSITIZATION FLOODING AUTOMATED DESENSITIZATION SENSORY ADAPTATION VIGILANCE DECREMENT AGNOSIA DECONDITIONING ENDOPHASIA ANXIETY HIERARCHY SYMPTOM-CONTEXT METHOD Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DESENSITIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/desensitization/ (accessed December 3, 2019).