SENSITIZATION

1. A form of non-associative learning where an organism becomes more responsive to stimuli after being exposed to strong or painful stimuli. Compare habituation. 2. The increased effectiveness of a stimulus is a function of its repeated presentation. See reverse tolerance.

SENSITIZATION: "Water torture is a form of sensitisation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SENSITIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sensitization/ (accessed October 25, 2020).
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