WERNICKE'S THEORY

a theory which incorporates the assistance of Wernicke

WITHIN-GROUP VARIANCE

the variance among identically remedied people in the same group or populace. Commonly referred to as intraclass variance.

WECHSLER, DAVID

A German-American psychologist. Wechsler received his doctorate at Columbia University. During World War I, he worked under Edwin G. Boring, grading the Army

WASHBURN, MARGARET FLOY

American psychologist. Washburn attained her doctorate at Cornell University, studying under the guidance of Edward B. Titchener. Following many years of instructing at many...

WORD SPURT

the swift escalation in word acquisition which takes place at about one and a half years of age, whenever most nouns are acquired.

WARMTH

noun. the feeling encountered on the skin and some interior portions whenever the stimulant surpasses the typical skin temperature of about 33-degrees Celsius. That...

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...

WEBER'S LAW

the law postulating that the strength and intensity required to identify modifications within a stimulant is correlated to the absolute magnitude of the 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...

WORKING BACKWARD

a problem-resolution method wherein the solver starts at the objective state and tries to discover a passage back to the problem

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