Glossary W

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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