Wundt and the Establishment of Experimental Psychology

1. What was Wilhelm Wundt’s general proposal for the new science of “experimental psychology”? Provide two
examples of what he proposed to study.
2. Define “Volkerpsychologie.” How does it differ from “experimental psychology”?
3. Describe how the works of Kulpe and Ebbinghaus challenged Wundt’s assumptions about the scope of
experimental psychology.


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