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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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WITHDRAWAL REACTION

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an extreme type of social withdrawal which , at times, takes place in serious cases of major depressive episode. 2. a re-emergence or worsening of indicators as an outcome of stopping remediation with medication.

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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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WORKING BACKWARD

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a problem-resolution method wherein the solver starts at the objective state and tries to discover a passage back to the problem

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WORRY

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a state of cognitive distress or worry because of concern over an impending or expected occurrence, risk, or threat.

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WRAPAROUND SERVICES

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a philosophy of care and correlated services which are inclusive of a planning procedure involving concerned relatives, central person, and service providers. It results in a greatly personalized group of closely-tied community services and organic reinforcements for the individual and the family, that reaches a multitude of intervention outcomes.

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