Origins of Psychology - Wundt , introspection and the emergence of Psychology as a science

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Origins of Psychology:

  • relatively new scientific discipline - roots in 17th and early 19th century philosohy and was known as experimental philosophy
  • early influences:
  • Rene Descartes (theory of Cartesian dualism - the mind and body are seperate entities / the brain is not the same as the mind - making this a clear starting point for psychology); 
  • John Locke: (concept of empiricism - beleif that all knowledge is derived from sensory experence and can be studied through scientific methods); 
  • Charles Darwin (his evolutionary theories set the stage for the emergence of modern psychology)

Wilhelm Wudnt:

  • 1873 published first psychology book: "Principle of Physiological Psychology" and…

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