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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 and the founding of psychology

Wundt and the Founding of Psychology

Lucie Johnson


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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