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Wilhelm Wundt

Birthplace: Neckarau, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Died in Großbothen, Muldenthalkreis, Saxony, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Maximilian Wundt and Marie Frederike Wundt
Husband of Sophie Wundt
Father of Eleonore Wundt; Max Wundt and Lilie Wundt

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About Wilhelm Wundt

Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (16 August 1832 – 31 August 1920) was a German physician, physiologist, philosopher, and professor, known today as one of the founding figures of modern psychology. Wundt, who noted psychology as a science apart from biology and philosophy, was the first person to ever call himself a Psychologist.[3] He is widely regarded as the "father of experimental psychology".[4][5] In 1879, Wundt founded the first formal laboratory for psychological research at the University of Leipzig. This marked psychology as an independent field of study.[6] By creating this laboratory he was able to explore the nature of religious beliefs, identify mental disorders and abnormal behavior, and find damaged parts of the brain. In doing so, he was able to establish psychology as a separate science from other topics. He also formed the first journal for psychological research in the year 1881.

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Wilhelm Wundt's Timeline

August 16, 1832
Neckarau, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Age 43
Age 46
Age 47
August 31, 1920
Age 88
Großbothen, Muldenthalkreis, Saxony, Germany