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WAKING CENTER

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an obsolete terminology for a region of the posterior hypothalamus previously considered to regulate waking from sleep. It has now been demonstrated that the sleep-wake cycle is overseen by a large amount of regions inside the brain, inclusive of the hypothalamus and reticular activating system.

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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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WAKING HYPNOSIS

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a state of hypnosis elicited without referring to sleep by getting the involved party to focus their attention on an item and to close the eyes tightly.

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WALD-WOLFOWITZ TEST

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a non-parametric test of the null hypothesis in which two samples have been draw from populations that are exactly alike to each other.

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WALDEN TWO

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the title of a 1948 novel by B. F. Skinner which depicts an experimental community based upon psychological standards. The terminology stems from Walden, or Life in the Woods , a sequence of essays wherein Henry David Thoreau, American writer and naturalist depicts his encounters of living as an outsider.

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WALK-IN CLINIC

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a clinic where diagnostic or therapeutic service is accessible and appointments aren't necessary for such.

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WALK-TALK COUNSELING SESSION

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a therapy method which consists of jogging or walking for the duration of a counseling session.

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WALK-THROUGH PERFORMANCE TESTING WTI

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a type of worker assessment wherein the worker is watched, interviewed, and graded as they undertake the jobs needed for the position.

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WALTER REED ARMY INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH

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a United States Army research institute which performs a multitude of applied-research programs.

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WANDERING ATTENTION

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an attention disruption wherein the person seems completely alert but is distracted by nearly any exterior stimulant. The condition might stem from disorders of the CNS.

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