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...

WECHSLER PRESCHOOL AND PRIMARY SCALE OF INTELLIGENCE (WPPSI)

an intelligence test for kids from 2 years 6 months old to 7 years 3 months which presently utilizes seven verbal subtests and seven...

WUNDT CURVE

an illusion wherein straight lines which seem to be arched whenever observed through a prism and seem to arch in the converse direction whenever...

WILL TO MEANING

the need to locate an appropriate connotation and reason for one's life. Will to meaning is the premise and basic drive of logotherapy, a...

WRITING DISORDER

any motor, language, or sensorial disorder which impedes upon the capacity to write.

WITHDRAWING RESPONSE

with regard to behavioral psychology, any actions modeled to stop contact with a noxious stimulant.

WAKING HYPNOSIS

a state of hypnosis elicited without referring to sleep by getting the involved party to focus their attention on an item and to close...

WORD SALAD

an extreme type of thought disorder, shown in seriously disordered and virtually unintelligible talking or penmanship, marked by serious loosening of correlations quite suggestive...

WORK-REST CYCLE

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

WINDIGO

noun. an intense culturally-tied syndrome taking place in northern Algonquin Indians residing in Canada and the northeastern U.S. The syndrome is marked by hallucinations...

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