encounter group: Meaning and Definition of

encoun'ter group"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Psychol. Psychol.
  1. a group of people who meet, usually with a trained leader, to increase self-awareness and social sensitivity, and to change behavior through interpersonal confrontation, self-disclosure, and strong emotional expression.
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