Wilhelm Wundt

Wilhelm Wundt was born in 1832 and died in 1920. He was a German doctor, psychologist, physiologist, and professor, known today as one of the founding figures of modern psychology. He has been known as the "father of experimental psychology" and founded one of the first laboratories for psychological research. His fathers name was Maximilian and his mothers name was Marie.

He wrote the acclaimed, "Principles of Physiological Psychology" in 1874, which used the human body and psychology to research consciousness, including feelings, emotions, volitions and ideas, introspection, or the self-examination of conscious experience by objective observation of one's consciousness.

Wundt wanted to understand the human mind and all it was capable of. He is argued to be a foundationalist, working tirelessly to understand the intricacies of the areas of knowledge he studied to form a coherent, atomistic understanding of the universe. His students include Oswald Kulpe, James Cattell, G. Stanley Hall, and Charles Hubbard Judd.

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