'Outlines of Psychology'
By Wilhelm Max Wundt
The Outlines of Psychology is by far the best general introduction to the mature psychological views of Wilhelm Wundt. Reasons for this include its relative clarity, brevity, and the fact that Wundt wrote the book to provide students with 'a systematic survey of the fundamentally important results and doctrines of modern psychology.' In addition, the Outlines was also published to counter the rise, within his own laboratory, of a view of psychology that Wundt believed to be pernicious. As such it was written not only to lay out Wundt's views on fundamental issues but to make the rationale behind these views impeccably clear.
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Wilhelm Maximilian "Max" Wundt was a physician, physiologist, philosopher, and professor, considered today one of the founding figures of modern psychology and the "father of experimental psychology". In 1879, he founded the first formal laboratory for psychological research at the University of Leipzig, thus establishing psychology as a separate science from other topics. He also formed the first academic journal for psychological research, Philosophische Studien, in the year 1883.