Sunday, May 3, 2015

INITIALLY NOT A PSYCHOLOGIST: THE SERIES

Psychology, in modern times, gradually has been developing into a highly popular field of study. Emerging out of philosophy and physiology, and initially being influenced by physics, it has now branched out into its own distinct, widespread area of learning. It is now applied in multiple disciplines and arouses a great sense curiosity even among lay persons.
It is the work of a large number of influential psychologists whose pioneering ideas have made psychology achieve a stronghold position not only academics, but even in its application. These psychologists have laid the foundation and became pillars of strength in putting forth psychology as a highly significant branch of learning in contemporary times.
Many of these psychologists initially did not belong to the field of psychology. They began their career in some other field and later on brought their ideas, experience and enthusiasm into the field of psychology, and went on to become highly influential psychologists. They were either pioneers of specific schools of thought in psychology or they carried forward the legacy of an existing thought and built their own.
This series is about such psychologists. In the coming months (and years) there will be a series of articles talking about people who were either well established or beginners in another field of study, but then due to some reason or the other ended up becoming leading psychologists – these are psychologists who initially were not psychologists.


INITIALLY NOT A PSYCHOLOGIST: WILHELM WUNDT

INITIALLY NOT A PSYCHOLOGIST: WILLIAM JAMES
INITIALLY NOT A PSYCHOLOGIST: HERMANN EBBINGHAUS
INITIALLY NOT A PSYCHOLOGIST: FRANZ BRENTANO
INITIALLY NOT A PSYCHOLOGIST: GRANVILLE STANLEY HALL 

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