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Chapter 1: The Evolution of Psychology Why Study Psychology? Psychology is practical Psychology is a powerful way of thinking Psychology teaches a healthy respect for the complexity of behavior From Speculation to Science: How Psychology Developed Prior to 1879 Physiologists and philosophers studying questions about the mind Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) University of Leipzig, Germany Campaigned to make psychology an independent discipline Established the first laboratory for the study of psychology in 1879 Psychology was born Figure 1.1 Early Research Laboratories in North America The Battle of the ?Schools? Begins: Structuralism vs. Functionalism Structuralism ? Edward Titchener Analyze consciousness into basic elements

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