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VULNERABILITY

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susceptibility to cultivating a disorder, condition, or illness whenever exposed to particular substances or conditions.

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WAKING DREAM

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1. a metaphor for a vision. 2. a dream-like occurrence happening within the ganzfeild. 3. a dream process in the psychoanalytic theory of Wilfred Ruprecht Bion, a British psychiatrist.

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WAYS OF COPING QUESTIONNAIRE (WAYS)

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a 66-object survey delivered to determine thoughts and actions which adults utilize to deal with distressful experiences in day to day life. It contains statements to which involved parties must answer utilizing a 4-point likert scale, spanning from

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WEIGHTED APPLICATION BLANK (WAB)

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with regard to personnel selection, a scored application type utilized to attain and assess biographical information. The applicant's reaction to each query on the form is rated in conjunction with both (i) the answer chosen and (ii) the relative significance of the query as a manner of distinguishing between appropriate and inappropriate candidates.

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WELL-BEING

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noun. a state of happiness, being pleased and content, low degrees of anguish, generally positive physical and cognitive health and attitude, or good quality of life.

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WILL TO SURVIVE

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the determination to live regardless of an adverse scenario or extreme situations. Commonly referred to as will to live.

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WITHIN-GROUP VARIANCE

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the variance among identically remedied people in the same group or populace. Commonly referred to as intraclass variance.

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WORD SALAD

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an extreme type of thought disorder, shown in seriously disordered and virtually unintelligible talking or penmanship, marked by serious loosening of correlations quite suggestive of schizophrenia. The individual's correlations seem to have minimal or no logical correlation. Commonly referred to as jargon aphasia.

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