Wilhelm Wundt in History

Wilhelm Wundt in History

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In this new millenium it may be fair to ask, qWhy look at Wundt?q Over the years, many authors have taken fairly detailed looks at the work and accomplishments of Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920). This was especially true of the years around 1979, the centennial of the Leipzig Institute for Experimental Psychology, the birthplace of the qgraduate programq in psychology. More than twenty years have passed since then, and in the intervening time those centennial studies have attracted the attention and have motivated the efforts of a variety of historians, philosophers, psychologists, and other social scientists. They have profited from the questions raised earlier about theoretical, methodological, sociological, and even political aspects affecting the organized study of mind and behavior; they have also proposed some new directions for research in the history of the behavioral and social sciences. With the advantage of the historiographic perspective that twenty years can bring, this volume will consider this much-heralded qfounding father of psychologyq once again. Some of the authors are veterans of the centennial who contributed to a very useful volume, edited by Robert W. Rieber, Wilhelm Wundt and the Making of a Scientific Psychology (New York: Plenum Press, 1980). Others are scholars who have joined Wundt studies since then, and have used that book, among others, as a guide to further work. The first chapter, qWundt before Leipzig, q is essentially unchanged from the 1980 volume.The problem with Titchener is that his student guides often talk down to the user, while the teachera#39;s guides expect a level of sophistication and expertise which few possessed even at that time. ... me a late- model, Ludwig-Baltzar kymograph with an aluminum drum, a form of the apparatus that was standard for instruction inanbsp;...

Title:Wilhelm Wundt in History
Author:Robert W. Rieber, David Robinson
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2001-10-31


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