History of Psychology

History of Psychology - Will Fonda Intro to Psychology...

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Will Fonda 5/7/2009 Intro to Psychology Lecture 2 History of Psychology Ernst Weber and Gustav Fechner - Psychophysics - Sensory Thresholds - Absolute Threshold - Difference Threshold Wilhelm Wundt (University of Leipzig) - Father of Psychology, created the discipline - The “First Psychologist” - Taught the first University courses in Psychology - Conferred the first Degrees in the field (PhD.). Trained psychologists who spread throughout Europe and North America, spread the discipline throughout the academic world. - E.B. Titchener, accepted a teaching position at Cornell University, became the first psychologist in America. (Taught by Wundt) - G. Stanley Hall, early psychologist at Johns Hopkins University, responsible for establishment of APA. (Taught by Wundt) - March 1879, Wundt secures a space at the university that is set aside for scientific studies of the mind: First Laboratory for the study of Psychology. Formal beginning of the field of psychology. -
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