WOMB FANTASY

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the fallacy of going back into the womb or living within the womb, generally shown in symbolic style, like...

WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALE FOR CHILDREN (WISC)

an intelligence test cultivated originally in 1949 and generalized for kids from 6 years old to 16 years 11 months. It presently utilizes 10...

WHITE COMMISSURE

a group of myelinated fibers, both motor and sensory, which passes from one side of the spinal cord to the other side, connecting the...

WORD-ASSOCIATION TEST

a projective examination wherein the involved party reacts to a stimulant term with the initial term which comes to mind. The method was founded...

WORKING MEMORY

a multi-component design of short-term or active memory which has a phonological loop to preserve verbal data, a visuospatial scratchpad to control visual data,...

WORK-REST CYCLE

any permanent or repeating series wherein time used performing jobs is interspersed with intermittent breaks.

WEAPONS EFFECT

escalated hostility or an elevated propensity toward aggression generated by just the sight of a weapon. If provoked, people who have formerly been exposed...

WILL TO SURVIVE

the determination to live regardless of an adverse scenario or extreme situations. Commonly referred to as will to live.

WPPSI

abbreviated form: Wechsler preschool and primary scale of intelligence.

WEAR-AND-TEAR THEORY OF AGING

a theory of biological aging proposing that aging stems from a build-up of trauma to cells, tissues, and organs inside the body elicited by...

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