WOODCOCK-JOHNSON PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL BATTERY

an evaluation, now in its third edition, which gauges mental capacity and educational achievement in kids, youths, or adults. The tests of mental capacity...

WELTANSCHAUUNG

noun. any basic comprehension of the universe, and of humankind's orientation within it, kept by a person, a society, or a subculture. This worldview...

WORD ATTACK

the technique utilized to synthesize an unfamiliar term into its fundamental phonemes.

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...

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...

WUNDT, WILHELM MAX, (1832— 1920)

Wundt, the founder of experimental psychology, was bom near Mannheim, the son of a Lutheran minister. After years of tutoring by his father’s assistant,...

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...

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