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Historical Background and Major Perspectives in Psychology

Psychology is a relatively new field in the realm of the sciences, only about 125 years old. It began as a science of its own in 1879 in Leipzig Germany, with the establishment of Wundt’s psychology laboratory. He developed the technique of objective introspection. After his laboratory, psychology is started as one field of study and he is called the “father of modern psychology.” 

Early schools of psychology

There are five early schools of psychology. These schools differ in three significant ways.

  • In their object of study, i.e. what they studied. (Conscious mind, unconscious mind, and overt behavior).
  • In their goal (analyze the components of the mind or observing the effect of the environment on behavior).
  • In their method (Introspection, observation, clinical case studies, etc…).

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Introduction to Psychology – 1st Canadian Edition

About Psychology

Two men, working in the 19th century, are generally credited as being the founders of psychology as a science and academic discipline that was distinct from philosophy. Their names were Wilhelm Wundt and William James.