Scientific Psychology in the 18th Century

  title={Scientific Psychology in the 18th Century},
  author={Katharina A. Schwarz and Roland Pfister},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={399 - 407}
As early as 1783, the almost forgotten philosopher, metaphysicist, and psychologist Ferdinand Ueberwasser (1752–1812) designated himself “Professor für empirische Psychologie und Logik” (professor of empirical psychology and logic) at the University of Münster, Germany. His position was initiated and supported by the minister and educational reformer Franz von Fürstenberg (1729–1810), who considered psychology a core scientific discipline that should be taught at each school and university. At… 

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