WISCONSIN CARD SORTING TEST (WCST)

a test which necessitates that involved parties deduce from feedback how to organize a sequence of cards depicting many different geometric shapes in varying...

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 ENCEPHALOPATHY

a neurological disorder elicited by a deficiency of vitamin B. The principal indicators are confusion, occulomotor irregularities, and ataxia. The disorder is most often...

WILL DISTURBANCE

an insufficiency or absence of motivation identified by Eugen Bleuler, a Swiss psychiatrist, as a fundamental indicator of schizophrenia. The individual might seem apathetic...

WORKING HYPOTHESIS

a conditional hypothesis readily exposed to revising upon additional experimentation.

WHISKER BARREL

a barrel-shaped line of neurons within the somatosensory region of some animals which are recipient to data from a specific whisker.

WEAK METHODS

1. problem-resolution methods based upon general standards instead of particular, field-based insight. These techniques can be employed toward a vast multitude of dilemmas, but...

WAVE OF EXCITATION

with regard to physiology, the promulgation of electrical action via tissue.

WORKING FORWARD

a problem-resolution method wherein the solver persists from the preliminary circumstances to locate a passage to the favored objective state.

WORKING MOTHER

a mother who is employed somewhere other than the home, specifically one with young or school-aged kids.

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