WUNDT, WILHELM MAX, (1832— 1920)

Wundt, the founder of experimental psychology, was bom near Mannheim, the son of a Lutheran minister. After years of tutoring by his father’s assistant,...

WERNICKE’S SYNDROME

A brain disorder caused by a deficiency of vitamins, particularly thiamine and niacin; first described in 1881 by the German neurologist Carl Wernicke (1848-1905).The...

WERTHEIMER, MAX (1880-1943)

Wertheimer, originator of the Gestalt theory, was born in Prague, studied law at the universitythen became interested in psychology and philosophy. He obtained his...

WHITE, WILLIAM ALANSON (1870- 1937)

White, a leading figure in the development of American psychiatry, was bom in New York City and received his medical degree at Long Island...

WITHDRAWAL

A defensive reaction consisting of retreat from threatening situations and, in its pathological form, retreat from reality as a whole.There are many types and...

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

Mental and physical symptoms experienced when drugs are unavailable to individuals who have become addicted or habituated to them.These symptoms may be relatively mild,...

WAB 1

abbreviation for: weighted application blank.2. abbreviation for: western aphasia battery.

WALTER REED ARMY INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH

a United States Army research institute which performs a multitude of applied-research programs.

WATERFALL ILLUSION

the most widely recognized instance of a movement aftereffect, generated by observing a waterfall for a time and then switching one's stare to still...

WEAPONS EFFECT

escalated hostility or an elevated propensity toward aggression generated by just the sight of a weapon. If provoked, people who have formerly been exposed...

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