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,...

WAINWRIGHT V WITT

a 1985 case resulting in a United States Supreme Court judgment which escalated the prosecution

WANDERLUST

noun. a propensity or drive to wander or roam with not intended destination or purpose.

WATERSHED INFARCTION

necrosis of neurons because of disturbance of regular blood flow to a region residing at the periphery of a vascular bed within a watershed...

WEBER-FECHNER LAW

the law postulating that to escalate the severity of a sensation within arithmetical progression, the severity of the stimulant must be increased in geometric...

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