Wilhelm Wundt in History: The Making of a Scientific Psychology

Wilhelm Wundt is widely recognized as a founder of modern experimental psychology. One of his many contributions was to help establish the Leipzig Institute for Experimental Psychology — the first graduate program in the field — in 1879, the centennial celebration of which resulted in a number of studies including Wilhelm Wundt and the Making of a Scientific Psychology. In an extensive revision of this important book, first published by Plenum in 1980, a distinguished roster of contributors reconsider this much heralded `founding father’ of modern psychology.

Table of Contents:

  1. Wundt before Leipzig; S. Diamond
  2. Wundt and the Temptations of Psychology; K. Danziger
  3. The Unknown Wundt: Drive, Apperception, and Volition; K. Danziger
  4. A Wundt Primer: The Operating Characteristics of Consciousness; A.L. Blumenthal
  5. Wundt and the Americans: From Flirtation to Abandonment; R.W. Rieber
  6. Reaction-time Experiments in Wundt’s Institute and Beyond; D.K. Robinson
  7. Laboratories for Experimental Psychology: Gottingen’s Ascendancy over Leipzig in the 1890s; E.J. Haupt
  8. The Wundt Collection in Japan; M. Takasuna
  9. Bibliography of Wilhelm Wundt’s Writings, as Compiled by Eleonore Wundt; D.K. Robinson. Writings of Wilhelm Wundt, by Year.