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...

WERNICKE'S APHASIA

a loss of the capacity to understand noises or speech , specifically to comprehend or repeat spoken language and to identify items or traits...

WEIGHTED LEAST SQUARES

a variation on the ordinary least squares processes utilized within the general linear design wherein the variants are weighted by constants of proportionality. Weighted...

WUNDT, WILHELM MAX

A German psychologist and physiologist. Wundt earned his medical degree and his second doctorate studying under Johannes Muller. He then worked as Hermann Von...

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

a specialized department of the United Nations which advocates for technical medical cooperation among countries, performs programs to manage and eliminate illness, and aims...

WERNICKE'S AREA

an area within the posterior temporal gyrus of the left hemisphere of the brain's cerebrum, consisting of nerve tissue correlated to the perception of...

WESTERN BLOT

a technique of identifying a specific protein molecule within a mixture.

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...

WEDNESDAY EVENING SOCIETY

an unofficial group of Sigmund Freud

WECHSLER-BELLEVUE INTELLIGENCE SCALE (WBIS)

a personalized intelligence scale for adults and older kids consisting of 6 verbal and 5 performance subtests which produce independent verbal and performance IQ's...

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