By Solomon Diamond (auth.), Robert W. Rieber (eds.)

The construction of this booklet stems principally from the present centennial cele­ bration of the founding in Leipzig of Wundt's mental laboratory. Wundt is stated via many as one of many critical founders of experimental psychology. His laboratory, his magazine, and his scholars have been all influential within the transmission of the hot psychology from Germany to all components of the area. however, until eventually lately, psychol­ ogists and historians of technological know-how not often well-known the scope and breadth of Wundt's effect, let alone his contributions.! It used to be first via E. B. Titchener, after which via Titchener's scholar, E. G. dull, that psychology bought to understand the a little biased and distorted photo of this nice German psychologist. the image painted through Titch­ ener and dull used to be surely the way in which they observed him, and how they wanted to exploit him as part of the clinical mental Zeitgeist in their time.

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Although he saw this as an innovation important enough in itself to have attracted attention, a passage in the book shows that he was aware that Schwann had earlier measured the strength of this muscle in living and intact animals, in a procedure that measured the load that the already contracted muscle could bear without further extension, while being stimulated to further contraction. (Schwann's method and results were stated in detail by Milller, 1833-1840, Vol. 2, p. ) Wundt attributed the lack of response 26 SOLOMON DIAMOND to the book to a conspiracy of silence for which he held Du Bois responsible.

It was a bold step for a young scientist who was, after all, still a novice in a field in which many distinguished workers were engaged. A reviewer (Literarisches Centralblatt, 1858) chided the author for presenting a series of disconnected experiments on the mechanical characteristics of muscular tissue along with some unrelated discussions under a title that promised much more. Nevertheless, the reviewer conceded that the author showed skill and promise, and that if the yield from his experiments was not proportional to the energy expended on them, it.

Starting in 1859, Wundt each year offered a course of lectures on anthropology, defined as "the natural history of man" (E. Wundt, 1927). In the introduction to the Beitriige, Wundt had specifically mentioned natural history as an important source of data for a scientific psychology. " It includes a discussion intended to refute the then-popular fear that the pain experienced even in an instantaneous death may seem to last for a very long time and thus may constitute a sort of infinite torture.

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