Wilhelm Wundt

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Wilhelm Wundt

Wundt studied and graduated in medicine at the University of Heidelburg. After teaching for a few years he went on to write the first textbook specializing in psychology, hopeing to establish psychology as an idependatnt study in science. After opening the lab, psychology became an independant study.

Founded the first laboratory for psychological research. The lab sparked new interests and opportunities for young psychologists. This was the start of most of the modern psychology studies today.He was also a teacher and taught psychology using objective introspection, later leading to the development of structuralism and introspection. Many of his students went on to be influencial people in psychology, including Titchner who discovered the structuralism method of psychology.

Wilhelm Wundt

"Father of Psychology"Wundts was a very important person in the history of psychology. Many people refer to him as the "founder of psychology" because of his huge contributions the study of psychology.

Influence and Contributions

The first text book he wrote was called Contributions to the Theory of Sense and Perception, introducing experimental methods in psychology, rather than a logical explanation.He also published Phylosophical Studies, the first journal of psychology.

Wundt was from Germany and born on August 16, 1832 and died at the age of 88 years old.

"The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness." -Wundt

Wundt lived in during the Industrial Revolution. Sciece and technology was developing and expanding. Psychology was one of the specific sciences that developed significantly during that time period.


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