WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY

a neurological disorder elicited by a deficiency of vitamin B. The principal indicators are confusion, occulomotor irregularities, and ataxia. The disorder is most often...

WHISKER BARREL

a barrel-shaped line of neurons within the somatosensory region of some animals which are recipient to data from a specific whisker.

WHOLE-WORD METHOD

a largely utilized technique of language and reading direction based upon the concept that students ought to grasp the connotation of full words at...

WILL TO SURVIVE

the determination to live regardless of an adverse scenario or extreme situations. Commonly referred to as will to live.

WITHDRAWING RESPONSE

with regard to behavioral psychology, any actions modeled to stop contact with a noxious stimulant.

WOODWORTH, ROBERT SESSIONS

American psychologist. Woodworth earned his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, studying with James McKeen Cattell. He became a staff member of Columbia, where...

WORK DECREMENT

1. a decrease in the size or velocity of exertion on a job. 2. with regard to an experiment, a decrease in the level...

WORKING MEMORY INDEX

an index utilized in the Wechsler memory scale in addition to the Wechsler intelligence examinations which assess the capacity to control and synthesize visual...

WORSHIP

noun. 1. reverence or love for a divine or supernatural entity, a person, or a standard. 2. the official showing of religious faith in...

WAITING-LIST PHENOMENON

with regard to psychotherapy and counseling, the uncommon event of a "cure

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