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Professor of Physiology and later Philosopy at Univ. of Leipzig, Germany; considered founder of Psychology
holds that although the mind and boyd operated in different worlds, the non-material mind and the material body were tightly linked.
investigated psychic phenomena in order to verify the existence of the soul; decided that the mind was a process that had evolved to allow an animal to adapt to circumstances or environment so it could survive.
4th definition of psychology (1970s)
scientific study of human and animal behavior and mental processes
approach to psychology that attempted to break down experience into its basic elements or structures, using a technique called introspection, in which subjects provided scientific reports of perceptual experiences
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