Ten fun facts about Wilhelm Wundt

Fact 1
Wilhelm Wundt was born at Neckarau, Baden on August 16, 1832.

Fact 2
He received a medical degree at the University of Heidelberg in 1856. He wrote “Contributions to the Theory of Sense Perception (1858 to 1862).

Fact 3
In 1858, Wilhelm Wundt joined Hermann von Helmholtz as an assistant. He introduced the usage of experimental methods in psychology, minimizing the role of rational analysis.

Fact 4
He was promoted to Assistant Professor of Physiology at Heidelberg in 1864.

Fact 5
He was inspired by Weber and Fechner working at Leipzig. They inspired his interest in neuropsychology.

Fact 6
In 1865, Wundt wrote a textbook about human physiology though his interest was in the medical field of pathological anatomy. He also wrote the most important book in the history of psychology “Principles of Physiological Psychology in 1874.

Fact 7
He built the first psychological laboratory during his tenure as professor at the University of Leipzig in 1879.

Fact 8
He had established experimental psychology as an independent science in the world of learning by 1920. Many of his experimental methods is still used today.

Fact 9
Wilhelm Wundt had many students who later became prominent psychologists including Charles Judd, H. Stanley Hall, Edward Titchener, James McKeen Cattell and Hugo Munsterberg.

Fact 10
Wundt died on August 31, 1920 in Grossbothen, Germany at the age of 88.

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Short about Wilhelm Wundt
Was a German physiologist and psychologist widely credited as the founder of experimental psychology.