whole attention
index diligence (care), obsession

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  • whole — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English hool healthy, unhurt, entire, from Old English hāl; akin to Old High German heil healthy, unhurt, Old Norse heill, Old Church Slavic cělŭ Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) free of wound or injury ; unhurt… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Whole language — describes a literacy instructional philosophy which emphasizes that children should focus on meaning and moderates skill instruction. It can be contrasted with phonics based methods of teaching reading and writing which emphasize instruction for… …   Wikipedia

  • attention — attentional, adj. n. /euh ten sheuhn/; interj. /euh ten shun /, n. 1. the act or faculty of attending, esp. by directing the mind to an object. 2. Psychol. a. a concentration of the mind on a single object or thought, esp. one preferentially… …   Universalium

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder controversies — Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 10mg Pill (Ciba/Novartis), a drug commonly prescribed to treat ADHD The causes, diagnosis, and the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been the subject of active debate at least since the… …   Wikipedia

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder —    (ADHD)    Historically, a small group of children has always been seen as pathologically restive and unable to pay attention. In 1845, Heinrich Hoffmann (1809–1894), then a family doctor in Frankfurt am Main (later a psychiatrist), wrote an… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • The whole nine yards — This article is about the phrase. For the film, see The Whole Nine Yards (film). The phrase the whole nine yards means completely, the whole thing, everything, e.g. I was mugged. They took my wallet, my keys, my shoes, – the whole nine yards! The …   Wikipedia

  • Part-whole theory — is the name of a loose collection of historical theories, all informal and nearly all unwitting, relating wholes to their parts via inclusion. Part whole theory has been overtaken by mereology.Metaphysics, especially ontology, has invoked part… …   Wikipedia

  • Diet and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — For some children, diet is suspected of playing a role in the multiple behavioral and cognitive symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Concerns have focused on food additives, blood sugar regulation, food allergies and… …   Wikipedia

  • as a whole, on the whole — These two phrases are trite through overuse and should usually be avoided. If you do use them, note that as a whole applies to a group but not necessarily to individuals; on the whole means for the most part, in general. As a whole, our salesmen… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • go\ the\ whole\ hog — • go the whole hog • go whole hog v. phr. informal To do something completely or thoroughly; to give all your strength or attention to something. When Bob became interested in model airplanes, he went the whole hog. The family went whole hog at… …   Словарь американских идиом

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