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The Origins of Psychology:
The first Psychologist:
Willhelm Wundt was the first person to be reffered to as a psychologist. Wundt viewed psychology as a scientific study of conscious experience and he studied this view using introspection.
- Willhelm Wundt (1832-1920) was a German scientist who was the first person to be reffered to as a psychologist.
- His famous book entitled 'Principles of Physiological Psychology' was published in 1873.
Wundt's view of Psychology:
- Wundt viewed Psychology as a scientific study of conscious experience.
- He believed that there were two goals of psychology.
1. To identify components of consciousness.
2. To identify how those components combined to result in our conscious experience.
- Introspection was reffered to by Wundt as "internal perception".
- Introspection is a process by which an individual examines their own conscious experience.
- This process makes the human mind like any other aspect of nature that a scientist observes.
Wundt's version of Introspection:
Introspection was used by Wundt to examine his view of psychology. Wundt's version of introspection has very specific conditions to make sure a scientific result is produced.
- The version of introspection that Wundt proposed use very scientific experimental conditions.