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,...

WAGE COMPRESSION

the propensity for the space in salaries between permanent workers and the newly hired to thin as the rate of development of the senior...

WANDERING BEHAVIOR

a disruption of motor activity which consists of directionless, disoriented motion. These actions commonly take place in people with dementia, extreme distress, neurological...

WATER-JUG PROBLEMS

a group of problems wherein involved parties are requested to explain how they would measure out a particular quantity of water utilizing a large...

WEBER FRACTION

the ratio of the just noticeable variation to the severity of a stimulant. Escalations in the severity of a stimulant which are just...

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