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WUNDT GRAVITY PHONOMETER

a device for locating the variation thresholds for noise intensity.

WAGE COMPRESSION

the propensity for the space in salaries between permanent workers and the newly hired to thin as the rate of

WANDERING BEHAVIOR

a disruption of motor activity which consists of directionless, disoriented motion. These actions commonly take place in people with dementia,

WATER-JUG PROBLEMS

a group of problems wherein involved parties are requested to explain how they would measure out a particular quantity of

WEBER FRACTION

the ratio of the just noticeable variation to the severity of a stimulant. Escalations in the severity of a stimulant

WEIGHT REGULATION

a process, overseen by a complex range of neural devices and structures, wherein the brain seeks an ideal equilibrium between

WERNER'S SYNDROME

developed by a German doctor by the name of Carl Otto Werner.

WHIPLASH EFFECT

a painful trauma to the soft tissues of the neck, that can continue for months, stemming from an abrupt change

WHOLE METHOD OF LEARNING

a learning method wherein the complete block of material is memorized, in contract to learning the material in portions.

WILL DISTURBANCE

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

WITCH DOCTOR

with regard to a multitude of traditional cultures, an individual thought to have magical powers utilizes these primarily to cure

WOMB ENVY

1. with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the envy experienced by some males for the reproductive ability of females, thought of

WORD-RECOGNITION SKILLS

the group of methods which are utilized to identify words in reading, inclusive of the instant identification of sight words,

WORKING BACKWARD

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

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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

WUNDT, WILHELM MAX

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

WAINWRIGHT V WITT

a 1985 case resulting in a United States Supreme Court judgment which escalated the prosecution

WANDERLUST

noun. a propensity or drive to wander or roam with not intended destination or purpose.

WATERSHED INFARCTION

necrosis of neurons because of disturbance of regular blood flow to a region residing at the periphery of a vascular

WEBER-FECHNER LAW

the law postulating that to escalate the severity of a sensation within arithmetical progression, the severity of the stimulant must