Introducing the Basics

Psychology Before Psychology

When was the field of psychology established?

The study of mental processes as a science is relatively new as it is dependent on the scientific revolution. Wilhelm Wundt (1832–1920) is credited with first establishing psychology as an independent science. He opened the first scientific laboratory to study psychology in 1879 at the University of Leipzig. Wundt was interested in investigating human consciousness through systematic introspection; collaborators would be trained to report their own sensory experience in response to physical stimulation.


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