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1 Lucie Johnson Wundt and the Founding of Psychology

2 Lucie Johnson 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 W. writes his first book: Contribution to a Theory of Sense Perception 1863 writes Lectures on the Minds of Men and Animals

3 Lucie Johnson Wundt's Transitional Period ( ) Independent physiology tutor and associate faculty at Heidelberg elected to the Second Chamber of the Baden Parliament 1867 he started to teach a course in physiological psychology.

4 Lucie Johnson Academia before Leipzig 1871 offered a regular faculty position at Heidelberg publishes Physiological Psychology, a most important work Professor in Zurich

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

6 Lucie Johnson Some of Wundt's important Writings Wundt's major work was the 20 volumes Völkerpsychologie ( ) 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

7 Lucie Johnson 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

8 Lucie Johnson Titchener ( ) 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)

9 Lucie Johnson Some Early Women Psychologists Christine Ladd Franklin ( ), studied under G.E. Müller in GottingenChristine Ladd Franklin Margaret Floy Washburn (student of Titchener), founder of the Comparative Psychology fieldMargaret Floy Washburn Lucy May Boring ( ), worked w/ her husband, a noted historian of psychology.

10 Lucie Johnson THE END


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