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volition

 [vo-lish´un]
the act or power of willing. adj., adj voli´tional.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vo·li·tion

(vō-li'shŭn),
The conscious impulse to perform any act or to abstain from its performance; voluntary action.
[L. volo,, to wish]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vo·li·tion

(vŏ-lish'ŭn)
The conscious impulse to perform any act or to abstain from its performance; voluntary action.
[L. volo,, to wish]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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This 10-month prospective longitudinal research design allows the researcher to track the stability and change of volitional processes, making it possible to examine the extent to which volition can be constructed as a type of developable aptitude.
Corno: I once told Mary McCaslin, a long-time friend, co-author, and a professor at the University of Arizona, that the best thing about my throwing down the gauntlet on volition to the educational psychology community is that no one who researches that term in relation to education nowadays can avoid coming across things I've written.
However, much remains to be discovered about the concept of volition in sport and some issues, primarily theoretical, are still misunderstood.
Another aspect of these problems, and of overall research on multimedia learning, is that while current research is making progress in gaining a better understanding of the cognitive information processing aspects (Mayer, 2001), but very little attention has been paid to motivation (Astleitner & Wiesner, 2004; Keller, 2004), and in particular major variables such as volition have been neglected.
In her introduction, she argues that the drunkard narrative "constructed the gender crisis as a problem of individual volition and the crisis of individual volition as fundamentally gendered" (13).
came increasingly to doubt the power of individual volition in the face of external forces, the invasion metaphor began to make more sense to them.
Within the Volition system is the VF-45 brand connector, a two-part interconnect consisting of a plug and socket designed to have the same size, footprint, and look and feel of the familiar RJ-45 type modular telephone jack.
Now that Volition has grown to employ more than 70 people, founder and president Mike Kulas is constructing a new, 130,000-square-foot headquarters building just a half-mile from the university.
Such a person should have the integrity to acknowledge this and choose, of his own volition to abstain from receiving Holy Communion until he has a change of heart."
Moore has reaffirmed a similar understanding of the act requirement that defines an act as a volition causing a bodily movement.
Such a person should have the integrity to acknowledge this and choose of his own volition to abstain from receiving Holy Communion until he has a change of heart."