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Person of the Issue: Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920)

Journal: The International Journal of Indian Psychology (Vol.1, No. 4)

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Wilhelm Wundt was born August 16th 1832 in Germany. He was a psychologist, physician, physiologist, professor, and philosopher. Many historians recognize him as the founding father of psychology, for he was the first to ever to titled as a psychologist. Actually, Wilhelm set psychology apart from philosophy and biology. In 1879, Wundt founded the first laboratory of psychological research at the University of Leipzig, located in Germany. This marked psychology as an individual field of mental studies. His laboratory enabled him to explore the religious beliefs (conceptual aspect) , strange psychological behaviors, the practice of identification of mental disorders and finding damaged parts of the brain. While documenting his research, he learned that psychology was a separate science. Wilhelm studied under many professors at the variety trio of Universities he attended. Some of these professors inspired him to write textbooks about his studies of Psychology. These works go by the names of Contributions to the Theory of Sense Perception (1858?62), Lectures on the Mind of Humans and Animals in 1863-1864, and Principles of Physiological Psychology. He founded this off of his research as an Inductive Philosopher, Professor of medical investigation, scientific psychology (His master field and what he was known for best.) and of physiology.

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