WORD FLUENCY (WF)

the capacity to list terms swiftly in specific classifications. The capacity is correlated to a portion of the brain anterior to Broca's region inside...

WAR PSYCHOLOGY

the employment of psychological standards and techniques to military situations and operatives during wartime. It encompasses human operations in a multitude of distressful...

WATERFALL ILLUSION

the most widely recognized instance of a movement aftereffect, generated by observing a waterfall for a time and then switching one's stare to still...

WHITTEN EFFECT

the impact of chemical correspondence in eliciting ovulation. With regard to some rodent species, females ovulate whenever exposed to scents or odors from adult...

WORD-LENGTH EFFECT

with regard to an examination of memory range, the fact that one generally recalling a larger amount of shorter words than their longer counterparts....

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....

WHOLE REPORT

a technique utilized within analyses of iconic memory wherein the involved party tries to remember all of the displayed data.

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...

WERNICKE’S SYNDROME

A brain disorder caused by a deficiency of vitamins, particularly thiamine and niacin; first described in 1881 by the German neurologist Carl Wernicke (1848-1905).The...

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...

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