WATSON, JOHN BROADUS

an American psychologist. Watson attained his PhD from the University of Chicago, where he studied biology and neurophysiology, in addition to philosophy and psychology....

WAVELENGTH THRESHOLDS

the minimal and maximal light or noise wavelengths which can be interpreted. In the human visual system, differ slightly with severity but are usually...

WHOOPING COUGH

a very contagious bacterial infection which impacts the respiratory tract spanning from the nasopharynx to the bronchioles. It is marked by spasmodic coughing which...

WORK-REST CYCLE

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

WEAPONS EFFECT

escalated hostility or an elevated propensity toward aggression generated by just the sight of a weapon. If provoked, people who have formerly been exposed...

WILL TO SURVIVE

the determination to live regardless of an adverse scenario or extreme situations. Commonly referred to as will to live.

WPPSI

abbreviated form: Wechsler preschool and primary scale of intelligence.

WEAR-AND-TEAR THEORY OF AGING

a theory of biological aging proposing that aging stems from a build-up of trauma to cells, tissues, and organs inside the body elicited by...

WUNDT GRAVITY PHONOMETER

a device for locating the variation thresholds for noise intensity.

WITZELSUCHT

noun. a form of joking mania, marked by a morbid drive to tell bad jokes and stories lacking meaning, which can be indicative of...

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