German physician, physiologist, philosopher, and professor, known today as one of the founding figures of modern psychology. A survey published psychophysiological peculiarities of children of early age American Psychologist in 1991 ranked Wundt’s reputation in first place regarding “all-time eminence” based on ratings provided by 29 American historians of psychology. William James and Sigmund Freud were ranked a distant second and third.
Born in Germany which was considered very economically stable, Wundt grew up during a period in which the reinvestment of wealth into educational, medical and technological development was commonplace. An economic strive for the advancement of knowledge catalyzed the development of a new psychological study method, and facilitated his development into the prominent psychological figure he is today. Wundt studied from 1851 to 1856 at the University of Tübingen, at the University of Heidelberg, and at the University of Berlin. She was the eldest daughter of the Kiel theology professor Heinrich August Mau and his wife Louise, née von Rumohr, and a sister of the archaeologist August Mau. They married on 14 August 1872 in Kiel. In 1879, at the University of Leipzig, Wundt opened the first laboratory ever to be exclusively devoted to psychological studies, and this event marked the official birth of psychology as an independent field of study.
The new lab was full of graduate students carrying out research on topics assigned by Wundt, and it soon attracted young scholars from all over the world who were eager to learn about the new science that Wundt had developed. The University of Leipzig assigned Wundt a lab in 1876 to store equipment he had brought from Zurich. Located in the Konvikt building, many of Wundt’s demonstrations took place in this laboratory due to the inconvenience of transporting his equipment between the lab and his classroom. In 1879 Wundt began conducting experiments that were not part of his course work, and he claimed that these independent experiments solidified his lab’s legitimacy as a formal laboratory of psychology, though the University did not officially recognize the building as part of the campus until 1883. 13 Academies in Germany and abroad.
Several of Wundt’s students became eminent psychologists in their own right. The main part of the inscription is: WILHELM WUNDT geboren 16. August 1832 in Neckarau bei Mannheim gestorben 31. August 1920 in Großbothen bei Leipzig Gott ist Geist und die ihn anbeten müssen ihn im Geist und in der Wahrheit anbeten. SOPHIE WUNDT GEB, MAU geboren 23.