WAKING CENTER

an obsolete terminology for a region of the posterior hypothalamus previously considered to regulate waking from sleep. It has now been demonstrated that the...

WARMTH

noun. the feeling encountered on the skin and some interior portions whenever the stimulant surpasses the typical skin temperature of about 33-degrees Celsius. That...

WAVE-INTERFERENCE PATTERNS

with regard to holographic photography, trends formed by light waves which meet from many angles: These can be documented on film and projected into...

WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALE FOR CHILDREN (WISC)

an intelligence test cultivated originally in 1949 and generalized for kids from 6 years old to 16 years 11 months. It presently utilizes 10...

WEIGHTED TEST

a test within a test battery which has been multiplied by a weight other than 1.0 prior to scores on tests being combined; weighting.

WERTHEIMER, MAX

A German-American psychologist. Wertheimer attained his doctorate at the University of Wurzburg, studying with Oswald Kiilpe and Karl Marbe. Following many years lecturing at...

WHITE LIGHT

light which is a combination of all of the visible wavelengths within the spectrum. White light can additionally be generated by a combination of...

WIDE RANGE ACHIEVEMENT TEST (WRAT)

a principle evaluation instrument utilized to gain a fast, correct evaluation of reading, math, and spelling abilities. The newest rendition, the Wide Range Achievement...

WILLIAMS V FLORIDA

an influential 1970 United States Supreme Court judgment that juries of fewer than 12 individuals may be constitutionally permissible. The court mandated that even...

WITHIN-DIMENSION ATTITUDE CONSISTENCY

the degree to which particles of outlook-pertaining knowledge correlated to a sole underlying dimension are evaluative aligned with each other.

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