UNIT 5

BEGINNINGS OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

MODULE 1 GERMANY AND HELMHOLTZ

GERMANY EMERGES
Competition with England.
German Education.

HERMANN HELMHOLTZ (1821-1894): Exemplar of German Science
Background.
Specific Energies.

Reductionism and the Helmholtz School of Medicine.
Conservation of Energy.
Color Theory.
Audition

GERMAN PHYSIOLOGY, ENGLISH PHILOSOPHY, AND A NEW SCIENCE


MODULE 2 PHILOSOPHY DEVELOPS A NEW METHODOLOGY

FECHNER: The Measurement of Consciousness
Opposition to mental quantification.
Weber's Law.
Fechner's Law.

WILHELM WUNDT (1832-1920)
Associations.
Apperceptions
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HERMANN EBBINGHAUS (1850-1909)


NOTES

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