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Sir, all i need is who is father of psychology?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 02, 2003
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-- Christopher Green (email@example.com), April 02, 2003.
-- munusamy (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 02, 2003.
Whatever problems there might be answering this question, Freud is almost certainly *not* the answer. Even if Freud is to be considered a psychologist (which is an issue with some who think that psychoanalysis is a different discipline altogether), he comes to the game far too late to be the "father," having his first major publication in 1900.
Weber, Fechner, Helmholtz, Wundt, James, Ebbinghaus, Brentano (from whom Freud took courses), Charcot (with whom Freud studied), Hall, Cattell, Witmer, Baldwin, Jastrow, and a gang of others all predate Freud.
-- Christopher Green (email@example.com), April 02, 2003.
And if you read a more historically oriented history of psychology textbook, Aristotle is often the person suggested.
-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 03, 2003.
wilhelm wundt may be considered since he was the one who founded psychology as an academic discipline. if aristotle would be credited for the philosophical framework of psychology, why not look at the pioneer of such discipline which also carried psychology in their philosophical principles --- socrates.
-- sheba javier (email@example.com), April 10, 2003.
Aristotle's claim is considerably stronger that Socrates' because the former wrote a book on the topic (De Anima) whereas Socrates wrote nothing at all, to the best of our knowledge. His student and Aristotle's teacher, Plato, wrote many books, but none on the psyche, per se (though see Republic, esp. the latter half of Book IV).
-- Christopher Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 10, 2003.
How about a vote for the father of neuropsychology: David Hartley? And the mother of clinical psychology: Hypatia of Alexandria? cheers Whit
-- Harry Whitaker (email@example.com), April 14, 2003.
William Woudnt , i think the right answer is? becuase he opens first psychological laboratory in lipzik, germany.
-- mahesh kailasnath ghodake (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 14, 2003.