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,...

WAARDENBURG'S SYNDROME

a genetic disorder characterized by a white or gray forelock, irregular or odd pigmentation of the iris, nerve deafness because of auditory nerve malfunctioning,...

WALK-THROUGH PERFORMANCE TESTING WTI

a type of worker assessment wherein the worker is watched, interviewed, and graded as they undertake the jobs needed for the position.

WATER ON THE BRAIN

a colloquial terminology for cerebral swelling due to retainment of water.

WEAPON-FOCUS EFFECT

the propensity for eyewitnesses to concentrate their attention on any weapon present at the setting where a crime has taken place, therefore hindering their...

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