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Read Chapter 10, “Psychophysics and The Formal Founding of Psychology,” in your textbook, A History of Psychology: The Emergence of Science and Applications.

1.   Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.

2.   Read Chapter 10, “Psychophysics and The Formal Founding of Psychology,” in your textbook, A History of Psychology: The Emergence of Science and Applications.

3.   Read the article “Wilhelm Wundt” on the Encyclopaedia Britannica website.

4.   Write a three- to four-page paper that addresses the following questions:

a.   Wilhelm Wundt would be the first “great person” of modern psychology, which officially began in 1879. Based upon the reading from your textbook, how did Wundt’s ideas mix with the cultural issues (social, economic, and political) of that time to establish psychology as a formal discipline? Explain your comments in detail.

b.   Choose the one most influential of Wundt’s ideas or corresponding cultural factors mentioned in the previous answer and explain how it may have shaped the rapid growth of psychology in both Europe and the United States in the decade following the official start of psychology.

Elaborate fully in your responses. Be sure to cite your sources in APA Style format in the text of your paper and in a reference page at the end

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