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Plato suggested that the brain is the mechanism of mental processes.
Franz Mesmer detailed his cure for some mental illness, originally called mesmerism and now known as hypnosis.
Charles Darwin published the On the Origin of Species, detailing his view of evolution and expanding on the theory of ‘Survival of the fittest.’
French physician Paul Broca discovered an area in the left frontal lobe that plays a key role in language development.
Wilhelm Wundt founded the first formal laboratory of Psychology at the University of Leipzig, marking the formal beginning of the study of human emotions, behaviors, and cognitions.
The term “Mental Tests” was coined by James Cattell, beginning the specialization in psychology now known as psychological assessment.
Alfred Binet founded the first laboratory of psychodiagnosis
The British Psychological Society was founded.
John E. Watson published ‘Psychology as a Behaviorist Views It’ marking the beginnings of Behavioral Psychology.
B.F. Skinner outlined behavioral therapy, lending support for behavioral psychology via research in the literature.
American Psychological Society established.
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