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Whos is considered to be the father of psycology?
-- Jibson Johny (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 17, 2003
You'll find various answers to this at previous posts on this website. Aristotle is one candidate, but you should consult history of psychology textbooks for other possibilities.
-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (email@example.com), November 17, 2003.
Why not go to the category named "Origins/'Fathers' of Psychology"
-- Christopher Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 2003.
-- Amminenisriramakrishna (email@example.com), November 24, 2003.
Of course, there were many significant psychlogists well before Freud, who didn't really come on to the scene in a big way until the publication of _Interpretation of Dreams_ in 1900. If you mean the "father" of the "scientific" psychology, the "title" usually goes to Wilhelm Wundt, who published his first textbook on the topic in 1874 and founded his laboratory in 1879. Before him, however, people such as Weber, Fechner, and Helmholtz were doing research that later came to be regarded as early scientific psychology.
-- Christopher Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 2003.