Wilhelm Wundt and the Making of a Scientific Psychology

  • Robert W. Rieber

Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Personal History before Leipzig

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Solomon Diamond
      Pages 3-70
  3. ‘Influence’ after Leipzig

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Kurt Danziger
      Pages 73-87
    3. Kurt Danziger
      Pages 89-115
    4. Arthur L. Blumenthal
      Pages 117-135
    5. R. W. Rieber
      Pages 137-151
  4. Wundt in English Translation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Robert W. Rieber
      Pages 155-177
    3. Wilhelm Wundt
      Pages 179-195
  5. A Critical Appreciation of Wundt as Reflected in the Literature of the Past

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. S. Feldman
      Pages 207-227
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-252

About this book


The creation of this book stems largely from the current centennial cele­ bration of the founding in Leipzig of Wundt's psychological laboratory. Wundt is acknowledged by many as one of the principal founders of experimental psychology. His laboratory, his journal, and his students were all influential in the transmission of the new psychology from Germany to all parts of the world. Nevertheless, until recently, psychol­ ogists and historians of science hardly recognized the scope and breadth of Wundt's influence, not to mention his contributions.! It was first through E. B. Titchener, and then through Titchener's student, E. G. Boring, that psychology got to know the somewhat biased and distorted picture of this great German psychologist. The picture painted by Titch­ ener and Boring was unquestionably the way they saw him, and the way they wished to use him as a part of the scientific psychological Zeitgeist of their time.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert W. Rieber
    • 1
  1. 1.John Jay College, CUNY and Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8342-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8340-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-048X
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