April 15, 2020
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The Early History of Psychology
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Wilhelm Wundt establishes the first formal laboratory for psychology research
Wundt establishes first journal for publishing psychology research
The battle between Structuralism versus Functionalism begins
Freud begins his studies of the unconscious (slips of the tongue)
Freud's Psychoanalytic theory became known around the world
John B. Watson founds behaviorism. This dramatically changed the course of psychology
Public recognition from psychology to Freud when he was asked to give lectures at Clark University in Massachusetts
Watson proposed that psychologists need to abandon the study of consciousness to focus on behavior
B. F. Skinner bring up the Idea that our free will is an illusion, meaning that we are all controlled by our environment.
Behaviorism and psychoanalytic theory become most influential schools of thought
Behaviorism and psychoanalytic theory blend together to eventually form "humanism"
Scholars in both physiology and psychology begin exploring the mind
23 New psychological labs spring up in North America to study psychology
Advocates of behaviorism and psychoanalysis battled frequently
Behaviorism flourishes as the dominant school of thought in psychology
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