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Wundt and the Founding of Psychology. Wundt\'s Teachers. J. Müller : 1855 Wundt studied with him for a year in Berlin G. Fechner: 1887 left all his papers to Wundt. Wundt shared some of his broader interests W. Helmholtz: he was his assistant till 1864. While Wundt was Helmholtz\'s assistant.

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wundt s teachers
Wundt\'s Teachers
  • J. Müller: 1855 Wundt studied with him for a year in Berlin
  • G. Fechner: 1887 left all his papers to Wundt. Wundt shared some of his broader interests
  • W. Helmholtz: he was his assistant till 1864.

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while wundt was helmholtz s assistant
While Wundt was Helmholtz\'s assistant
  • 1862 Wundt writes his first book:

Contribution to a Theory of Sense Perception

  • 1863 writes Lectures on the Minds of Men and Animals

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wundt s transitional period 1865 1871
Wundt\'s Transitional Period (1865-1871)
  • Independent physiology tutor and associate faculty at Heidelberg
  • 1866-1869 elected to the Second Chamber of the Baden Parliament
  • 1867 he started to teach a course in physiological psychology.

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academia before leipzig
Academia before Leipzig
  • 1871 offered a regular faculty position at Heidelberg
  • 1873-74 publishes Physiological Psychology, a most important work.
  • 1874-75 Professor in Zurich

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at leipzig
At Leipzig
  • 1875 assumes a chair in Philosophy
  • 1876 starts teaching experimental psychology.
  • 1879 official beginning of lab
  • 1883 lab incorporated into the U.
  • 1897: lab becomes an a whole building
  • 1881 founds first journal in Psychology

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some of wundt s important writings
Some of Wundt\'s important Writings
  • Wundt\'s major work was the 20 volumes Völkerpsychologie (1900-1920)
  • The book in which he describes his model of the mind is the 1894 Outlines of Psychology
  • Extremely prolific writer: more than 50,000 pages

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wundt s influence
Wundt\'s influence
  • Many students: supervised 116 psychology theses, and 70 philosophy theses
  • American students: James McKeen Cattell, Frank Angell , G. Stanley Hall, Edward Titchener and Lightner Whitmer
  • One woman student: Anna Berliner

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titchener 1867 1927
Titchener (1867-1927)
  • Was considered the "official carrier" of Wundt\'s influence to the US
  • Translated some of Wundt\'s work
  • Much more pragmatic and mechanistic than Wundt. Wundt\'s voluntarism becomes Titchener\'s structuralism.
  • Starts a group of Experimentalists in 1904 (no women allowed)

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some early women psychologists
Some Early Women Psychologists
  • Christine Ladd Franklin (1847-1930), studied under G.E. Müller in Gottingen
  • Margaret Floy Washburn (student of Titchener), founder of the Comparative Psychology field
  • Lucy May Boring (1886-1996), worked w/ her husband, a noted historian of psychology.

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the end

THE END

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