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WRITER'S CRAMP

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a painful spasm of the muscles used in writing or typing, that might be a kind of occupational cramp or disorder.

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WRITING ANGLE

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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 letters.

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WRITING DISORDER

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any motor, language, or sensorial disorder which impedes upon the capacity to write.

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WRITING TEST

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any examination modeled to sample and gauge writing abilities, that can are inclusive of the motor function of writing, grammar, content, and spelling.

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WRONG NUMBER TECHNIQUE

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a technique for evaluating peoples' readiness to assist other belonging to a particular social group or category. Researchers call involved parties on a phone and stress their identity as members of a specific social or ethnic group. They claim that they are experiencing a minor emergency like a flat tire, and have accidentally dialed the wrong number from a payphone, and have now utilized the last of their change. The researchers then ask the involved parties to call an automobile repair shop for them. Voluntary motivation to help is implied if the involved party makes the call.

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WUNDT CURVE

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an illusion wherein straight lines which seem to be arched whenever observed through a prism and seem to arch in the converse direction whenever the prism is removed.

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WUNDT GRAVITY PHONOMETER

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a device for locating the variation thresholds for noise intensity.

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WUNDT, WILHELM MAX

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A German psychologist and physiologist. Wundt earned his medical degree and his second doctorate studying under Johannes Muller. He then worked as Hermann Von Helmholtz's apprentice, who had a huge impact on him. Wundt became the founder of experimental psychology whenever he mandated the initial official psychological lab in Leipzig in 1879. There he and his relatives employed introspective and psychophysical techniques to a wide array of topics, inclusive of response time, attention, decision, word associations, and feelings. A man of encyclopedic understanding, Wundt published significant amounts of works not only on the past and roots of psychology, but additionally on logic, ethics, and the psychological perception of history and anthropology.

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WURZBURG SCHOOL

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a school of psychology cultivated at the end of the nineteenth century by Oswald Kiilpe, a German psychologist, and his collaborative associates, in Wurzburg, Gera. It started greatly as a response to the structuralist approach of Edward B. Titchener, who argued that conscious awareness was composed of pictures which could be examined into fundamental components .

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WYATT V STICKNEY DECISION

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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 are inclusive of a humane setting, properly trained faculty, and proper remediation.

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