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,...

WALK-IN CLINIC

a clinic where diagnostic or therapeutic service is accessible and appointments aren't necessary for such.

WASHBURN, MARGARET FLOY

American psychologist. Washburn attained her doctorate at Cornell University, studying under the guidance of Edward B. Titchener. Following many years of instructing at many...

WEANING

noun. the procedure of adjusting a young kid or animal to attaining all nutrients from reserves aside from milk. It generally references the terminology...

WEDNESDAY EVENING SOCIETY

an unofficial group of Sigmund Freud

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