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#1 blackhorse

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

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

#2 Dennis Hardin

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:08 AM

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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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

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

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

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.

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