1832 – 1920
Who was Wilhelm Wundt?
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt was a German physician, psychologist, physiologist, philosopher, and professor, known today as one of the founding figures of modern psychology. Wundt, who noted psychology as a science apart from biology and philosophy, was the first person to ever call himself a Psychologist. He is widely regarded as the "father of experimental psychology". In 1879, Wundt founded the first formal laboratory for psychological research at the University of Leipzig. This marked psychology as an independent field of study.
By creating this laboratory he was able to explore the nature of religious beliefs, identify mental disorders and abnormal behavior, and find damaged parts of the brain. In doing so, he was able to establish psychology as a separate science from other topics. He also formed the first journal for psychological research in the year 1881.
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- Aug 16, 1832
- Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
- Humboldt University of Berlin
- Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
- University of Leipzig
- Lived in
- Aug 31, 1920
on July 23, 2013
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