WITHDRAWAL REACTION

an extreme type of social withdrawal which , at times, takes place in serious cases of major depressive episode. 2. a re-emergence or worsening...

WOMEN'S LIBERATION MOVEMENT (WLM) 1

a social movement, taken from formative women's' social activism, which came into presence within the late 1960's and lobbied for a significant array of...

WORD-SPAN TEST

an examination of one

WORKING HYPOTHESIS

a conditional hypothesis readily exposed to revising upon additional experimentation.

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....

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