Early Philosophy Essay

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My Psychology Paper: On Early Philosophy Judith A. Reitz University of Phoenix Historically there are several philosophers that are relative to the formal disciplines of Psychology, much leading before the nineteenth century. One important young man Rene’ Descartes who was a French mathematician, philosopher, and physiologist, was also highly regarded as a thinker and discoverer of reason. Although his formalities were somewhat absurd for his time, he is a well known philosopher of the fifteenth and sixteenth century certainly beginning a long and renowned path into psychology. It is said that he was one to figure things out without authority. Coming from a couple of Greek words, the word Psychology literally means: Psyche and Logia, and which early on described psychology as the “study of the breath, spirit, and soul” (Cherry, 2011). Psychology gained its literal meaning: the study of behavior, somewhere in the eighteenth century however today the word Psychology means the study of systematic and scientific human behavior. Since psychology has been deemed an independent discipline of science, I want to talk more about who is responsible for that. A man by the name of Wilhelm Wundt is responsible for setting this into motion. This German Philosopher and Physician Has been credited with introducing a psychological discovery into a laboratory setting. Also known as the "father of experimental psychology founded the first psychological laboratory, at Leipzig University, in 1879,Wundt focused on breaking down mental processes into the most basic of components. Although Wundt himself was a structuralist, one of his students by the name of Edward Titchener, who himself became a major figure in early American psychology, was a structuralist thinker
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