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Introduction Before we can begin we must first answer the question What is Psychology and also describe the subject Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes Most of the experts have agreed that it was Aristotle who was a great contributor to this divine subject because he touched on almost all aspects of psychology While another man Wilhelm Wundt was the father of psychology He branded such a name because it is said that he established psychology as a field of scientific studies independent from philosophy Late 19th Century Psychology Psychology had its origins through a number of schools of psychology These schools gave way to psychology today that is all our theories are bound to them These schools are as follows- Structuralism Functionalism Gestalt Psychoanalysis Behaviorism These are the old schools of psychology that half of the founders in their respective field did not agreed with one another STRUCTURALISM Wilhelm Wundt 1832-1920 was a German psychologist who did poorly in primary elementary school and eventually he attended medical school because as anyone else he wanted a good living He did psychology and philosophy because he disliked dealing with patients It is only when became seriously ill that his main focus was on analyzing the experience of dying rather than being frightened by death He broke down his experience into thoughts sensations and feelings Not only did he analyze the experience of death but also of living Like the famous philosopher Aristotle he believed that he could scientifically study the mind which he thought of as a natural event like heat light and blood flow What is Structuralism We can answer this question by stating that it attempted to break conscience down that is to sensations like taste and feelings like mental images The school
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