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-TALK COUNSELING SESSION

a therapy method which consists of jogging or walking for the duration of a counseling session.

WASHOE

noun. the first chimpanzee to learn to correspond with others by utilizing the American sign language.

WEANING AGGRESSION

animal aggression guided by moms toward infants at the time of weaning to inhibit them from suckling.

WEEKEND HOSPITALIZATION

a type of partial hospitalization wherein psychiatric patients are active participants in the community from Monday through Friday, but spend Saturday and Sunday at...

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