Walter Cannon applied the concept of Homeostasis to the study of human interactions with the environment. Specifically, Cannon studied how stressors affect the sympathetic nervous system (SNS).
A "warning" refers to a signal, cue, or indication that suggests that a potentially dangerous, harmful, or negative event or situation may occur. The purpose of a warning is to alert individuals to take preventative action to avoid or mitigate the potential consequences.
Ways of Coping refers to a measurement for coping strategies (Folkman & Lazarus, 1980). The Ways of Coping was developed by Folkman, Lazarus, and their associates (Folkman, Lazarus, Dunkel-Schetter, DeLongis, & Gruen, 1986).
A Web of Causation is an epidemiologic model showing the complex interaction of risk factors associated with the development of chronic degenerative diseases.
Wechsler adult intelligence scale (WAIS) refers to an individually administered measure of intelligence, intended for adults aged 16-89. The WAIS is intended to measure human intelligence reflected in both verbal and performance 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.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) refers to an individually administered measure of intelligence intended for children aged six (6) years to 16 years and 11 months. The WISC is designed to measure human intelligence as reflected in both verbal and non-verbal (performance) 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.
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Aerophobia refers to the fear of flying or fear of air. It is an abnormal fear of air and gases (particularly . . . Read More
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Arachnophobia refers to an abnormal and persistent fear of spiders. Sufferers from arachnophobia experience . . . Read More
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Dependent personality disorder refers to Cluster C (anxious or fearful) personality disorder characterized . . . Read More
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Specific phobia refers to a marked irrational, unabating and persistent Fear of clearly discernible, . . . Read More
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Acrophobia refers to an abnormally excessive and persistent Fear of heights. - In this kind of phobia, . . . Read More
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Agoraphobia refers to the fear of public places or open spaces; agoraphobics try to avoid being in situations . . . Read More
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Situational phobia: situational phobia refers to anxiety involving enclosed places (for example, Claustrophobia) . . . Read More
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Autistic disorder refers to a severe childhood disorder characterized by qualitative impairment in social . . . Read More
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Culture-Bound Syndromes refer to recurrent patterns of maladaptive behaviors and/or troubling experiences . . . Read More