Glossary W

Written language comprises all facets of written expression, e.g., handwriting, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, format, ability to express one's thoughts in sentences and paragraphs, etc.

Wroth is an adjective which means extremely angry.

Wunderkind refers to a child prodigy; a person of remarkable talent or ability who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age. Wunderkind is a German word which literally means wonder child or a child progidy from the words Wunder (wonder, prodigy) and Kind (child) Tiger Woods is a Wunderkind

Wundt, Wilhelm Maximilian (1832-1920) refers to the founder of Experimental Psychology as a separate discipline and of the School of Voluntarism.

Würzburg school refers to a group of psychologists under the influence of Oswald Külpe at the University of Würzburg. Among other things, this group found that some thoughts occur without a specific referent (that is, they are imageless), the higher mental processes could be studied experimentally, and problems have motivational properties that persist until the problem is solved.

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