WILLOWBROOK CONSENT JUDGMENT

a landmark agreement in 1975 between agencies, mothers and fathers, and friends of the court and New York, indicating the rights of people...

WITMER, LIGHTNER

American psychologist. Witmer received his doctorate at the University of Leipzig under Wilhelm Wundt. He was a psychology instructor at the University of Pennsylvania...

WORD OF MOUTH

the unofficial channel of correspondence wherein facts, rumors, opinions, and gossip are conveyed by speaking from one individual to another.

WORK REHABILITATION CENTER

an institution wherein workers who have been hurt recover and ready for going back to work. Rehabilitation efforts are centered on an individual's therapeutic...

WORK-SAMPLE TEST

with regard to personnel selection, a task-specific examination which duplicates the daily jobs needed for the task. The applicant might be requested to utilize...

WRITING ANGLE

a trait of a person's penmanship depicted by the angle between the horizontal base and an imaginary line linking the top and bottom of...

WALDEN TWO

the title of a 1948 novel by B. F. Skinner which depicts an experimental community based upon psychological standards. The terminology stems from Walden,...

WARNING COLORATION

the vibrant colors or trends implying that a living being is threatening or unpalatable. Predators can learn rapidly from a sole experience to veer...

WAYS OF COPING QUESTIONNAIRE (WAYS)

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...

WECHSLER, DAVID

A German-American psychologist. Wechsler received his doctorate at Columbia University. During World War I, he worked under Edwin G. Boring, grading the Army

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