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Bringing new archival sources to Wundt scholarship: The case of Wundt's assistantship with Helmholtz.
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PMID:  24548070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Wilhelm Wundt's biography is one of the main domains in Wundt scholarship that deserves more detailed attention. The few existing biographical works present many problems, ranging from vagueness to chronological inaccuracies, among others. One of the important gaps concerns the so-called Heidelberg period (1852-1874), during which he went from being a medical student to holding a professorship at the University of Heidelberg. The aim of this article is to dispel a very common confusion in the secondary literature, which refers to Wundt's assistantship with Helmholtz at the Physiological Institute, by establishing the precise dates of his assistantship. Contrary to what is generally repeated in the secondary literature, the primary sources allow us to determine precisely this period from October 1858 to March 1865. I conclude by pointing out the indispensability of the primary sources not only to Wundt scholarship but also to the historiography of psychology in general. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
Authors:
Saulo de Freitas Araujo
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Type:  Journal Article    
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Title:  History of psychology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1093-4510     ISO Abbreviation:  Hist Psychol     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
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Created Date:  2014-02-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9808650     Medline TA:  Hist Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-9     Citation Subset:  QIS    
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