Normalizing the Supernormal: The Formation of the “Gesellschaft Für Psychologische Forschung” (“Society for Psychological Research”), c. 1886–1890

@inproceedings{Sommer2013NormalizingTS,
  title={Normalizing the Supernormal: The Formation of the “Gesellschaft F{\"u}r Psychologische Forschung” (“Society for Psychological Research”), c. 1886–1890},
  author={Andreas Sommer},
  booktitle={Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences},
  year={2013}
}
This paper traces the formation of the German "Gesellschaft für psychologische Forschung" ("Society for Psychological Research"), whose constitutive branches in Munich and Berlin were originally founded as inlets for alternatives to Wundtian experimental psychology from France and England, that is, experimental researches into hypnotism and alleged supernormal phenomena. By utilizing the career trajectories of Max Dessoir and Albert von Schrenck-Notzing as founding members of the "Gesellschaft… CONTINUE READING
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