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      Major Update to OL (please click to open)   02/09/2016

      Sorry for the inconvenience, but we had to update OL and there have been some serious changes made by IPB. The real bad news is that they had to merge User Names and Display Names. This meant that I had to choose between bad and bad. I opted to keep the log-on information the same, so you can get on OL like you always did, but now your User Name is displayed. If your User Name and Display Name were the same, you will not feel the change. If they were different, you are probably irritated right now. I will figure out how you can change this so you can revert to the Display Name you used before if you like, however this may entail a change in how you log-on. The good news is that OL is now searchable from the very beginning. This means all the old posts from the A-Team in Objectivism (and everybody else) will finally show up when you search for something. I will keep changing this announcement as we adapt to these new changes. It's a pain, I know, but after looking around the backend for a bit, I believe the benefits will far, far outweigh the current irritation. They changed things in a hamhanded way and I don't like that, but I can't do anything about it. Benefit-wise, they actually did a good job, so please bear with us. In addition to this change, many good things are coming over time. You are the reason OL exists and I am sorry you have to go through this. Think of it like birth pangs... (All right, all right, that's forcing it.  ) Michael
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Wilhelm Wundt

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I want to say thank you and pay my regards to this man. A true hero and "man of the mind" indeed.

http://en.wikipedia....i/Wilhelm_Wundt

"...The establishment of Wilhelm Wundt's experimental laboratory in 1879 is often regarded as the formal beginning of scientific psychology."---Nathaniel Branden

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There is some dispute about whether Wundt or William James was the first to establish an experimental lab.

In 1875, [William James] taught his first course in psychology, or “physiological psychology,” a la Wundt, and established a demonstration laboratory -- the same year Wundt established his at Leipzig.

Wilhelm Wundt and Wiliam James

According to Jacques Barzun--From Dawn to Decadence--James was first.

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Dennis, I did not know that. Thanks for the information. William James IS a hero, too! ---and American is first!

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James was the first with a psychology lab.

Wundt, on the other hand, had been doing experimental psychology, though not always calling it by that name, since around 1860.

Many of the early publications in experimental psych are behind a language barrier now. It's unlikely that much more will be translated from the German, after all this time.

Robert Campbell

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