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WORKING MEMORY INDEX

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an index utilized in the Wechsler memory scale in addition to the Wechsler intelligence examinations which assess the capacity to control and synthesize visual and auditory stimulus in short-term or working memory.

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WORKSPACE DESIGN

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with regard to human engineering, the model of fixed workstations for effective, calm, and secure carrying out of jobs. Aspects of good workspace designs are inclusive of the positioning of materials, machines, instruments, and controls that are simply accessed, and a comfortable, adjustable seat acclimated to the specific job.

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XENOPHOBIA

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noun. 1. a pathological phobia of strangers. 2. hostile outlooks or violent actions toward individuals of other nationalities, ethnic groups, or even separate areas or neighborhoods. With regard to animals, this is shown by territorial actions and is additionally viewed in social groups where intruders are commonly assaulted and repelled.

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XXXX SYNDROME

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a chromosomal disorder wherein a female has four X chromosomes instead of the typical couple. Impacted females usually have small physical abnormalities and cognitive retardation; IQ's of impacted people have spanned from 30 to 80 in analyses.

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YERKES-DODSON LAW

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a law postulating that the association between drive and action can be signified by an inverted U-curve .

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YOKED-CONTROL GROUP

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research subjects in a control group who are subject to some of the same encounters as subjects in the experimental group, but not inclusive of the experimental remediation or conditions. This process is underwent to make the control group as alike as possible to the experimental group in their experiences in research.

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YOUTH CULTURE

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1. a culture which puts a great value on youth, physical wellbeing and beauty, and the morals, tastes, and practices of young people. This culture tends to negate the morals, experience, and necessities of middle-aged and older people and might generate slight psychological pressures for older adults to acclimate to the culture of youth. 2. the specific society of teens and young adolescents, that frequently i inclusive of types of clothing, talk, music, and actions which are reasonfully at variance to those of the dominant society.

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ZEITGEIST

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noun. the spirit of the times . It refers to a form of supraindividual mind at work in the world and developed in the cultural world view which pervades the ideas, outlooks, and emotions of a specific culture in a particular historical period.

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ZOOPHILIA

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noun. a paraphilia wherein animals are recurrently favored or solely utilized to reach carnal arousal and satisfaction. The animal, that is generally a household pet or farm animal, is either utilized as the object of sex or is conditioned to lick or rub the human partner, called a zoophile. The most typically utilized animals are sheep and pigs, in rural settings.

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ZOOSADISM

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noun. a paraphilia wherein carnal stimulation and gratification are attained from the torturing an animal. This might happen via direct carnal contact with the animal, or the individual might masturbate later, utilizing memories of the occurrence as masturbatory fantasies.

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