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Wilhelm Max Wundt

Wundt, Wilhelm Max (vĭlˈhĕlm mäks vŏnt) [key], 1832–1920, German physiologist and psychologist. From 1875 he taught at Leipzig, where he founded the first laboratory for experimental psychology. Wundt stressed the use of scientific methods in psychology, particularly through the use of introspection. The German psychiatrist, Emil Kraepelin, was his student. His works include Elements of Folk Psychology (tr. 1916, repr. 1983), and Introduction to Psychology (1911, tr. 1912).

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