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abilities. Dr. David Wechsler, a clinical psychologist , who authored the test believed that intelligence is a global construct , reflecting a variety of measurable skills and should be considered in the context of the overall personality. The WAIS is also administered as part of a test battery to make inferences about personality and pathology.
abilities. David Wechsler, the author of the test , believed that intelligence has a global quality that reflects a variety of measurable skills. He also thought that it should be considered in the context of the person's overall personality. The WISC is used in schools as part of placement evaluations for programs for gifted children and for children who are developmentally disabled.
being; a way of life that equips the individual to realise the full potential of their capabilities and to compensate for and overcome weaknesses. Wellness is a lifestyle that recognises the importance of self -responsibility, physical fitness , nutrition and stress reduction.
syndrome refers to a severe memory disorder that is usually associated with chronic excessive alcohol consumption. It is referred to by The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) as alcohol-induced persisting amnestic disorder and includes it under the category of substance-induced persisting amnestic disorders, although the direct cause is a deficiency in the B vitamin thiamin.