WORLD WIDE WEB (WWW)

a universal system of warehouses of data about people and establishments which can be entered upon by computer users via the Internet. Commonly referred...

WYATT V STICKNEY DECISION

a 1972 Alabama District Court judgment mandating that the state couldn't retain people against their will in hospital facilities without proper standards. These principles...

WAITING-LIST CONTROL GROUP

a management group, generally randomized, which will be recipient to the identical intervention chosen to the experimental groups but at a later date.

WAREHOUSING

noun. the practice of restraining people with cognitive disorders to large facilities for prolonged, frequently lifelong, custodial care. This colloquial terminology indicates absence of...

WATSON, JOHN BROADUS

an American psychologist. Watson attained his PhD from the University of Chicago, where he studied biology and neurophysiology, in addition to philosophy and psychology....

WEBER'S LAW

the law postulating that the strength and intensity required to identify modifications within a stimulant is correlated to the absolute magnitude of the stimulant....

WEIGHTED ITEM

an object on a test or scale which is multiplied by a weight aside from 1.0 prior to ratings on objects being mixed together....

WERNICKE'S AREA

an area within the posterior temporal gyrus of the left hemisphere of the brain's cerebrum, consisting of nerve tissue correlated to the perception of...

WHIRL SENSATION

the feeling of spinning, which is innervated by the vestibular system.

WHOLE-LANGUAGE APPROACH

a top-down approach to teaching reading which stresses the reader's active creation of connotation.

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