A Hundred Years of Psychology, 1833-1933

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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF SOME MAJOR EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY
1807. Young's wave theory of light.
1808. Gall Physiologie du cerueau.
1810. Goethe Farbenlehre.
1811. Bell's differentiation of sensory and motor nerves.
1812. Maine de Biran Essai sue les Fondemenis de la Psychologie.
1816. Herbart Lehrbuch zur Psychologie.
1820. Thomas Brown Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind.
Second Committee on Mesmerism.
1823. Bessel's first published observations on the "personal equation ".
1824. Flourens's experiments on brains of pigeons.
1829. Weber's muscle sense work begins. James Mill Analysis of the
Phenomena of the Human Mind
.
1832. Beneke Lehrbuch der Psychologie. Marshall Hall discovers reflex
action. Birth of Wundt.
1833. J. Müller first professor of physiology ( Berlin) and begins his Textbook
of physiology. Discovery of difference in structure between grey
and white matter of the brain. Wheatstone invents stereoscope.
1834. Weber De Tactu.
1836. Fechner Little Book of Life after Death.
1838. Elliotson's experiments on hypnotism.
1840. Dorothea Dix's work begins.
1843. J. S. Mill Logic. Braid's Neurypnology.
1844. Lotze becomes professor at Göttingen.
1846. Weber Tastsinn und Gemeingefühl.
1850. Fechner's psycho-physical work begins. Helmholtz measures rate of
nervous Impulse.
1852. Lotze Medicinische Psychologie. Waller explains "secondary
degeneration".
1855. Bain Senses and Inltellect. Spencer Principles ( 1st edition).
1856. Hehnholtz Physiologische 0ptik (to 1866).
1858. Wundt Beiträge zur Theorie der Sinneswahrnehmung (to 1862).
1859. Darwin Origin of Species. Hamilton Lectures on Metaphysics
published posthumously. Bain Emotions and Will.
1860. Fechner Elemente der Psychophysik.
1862. Broca's discovery of speech area in brain.
1862. Helmholtz Tonempfindungen. Charcot begins work at Salpétrière.
1863. J. S. Mill Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy.
Donders elaborates reaction experiment. Wundt Vorlesungen über
Menschen- und Thiersecle
.
1866. Liébault Sommeil et États Analogues (Nancy school). Schultze's
duplicity theory of vision.
1867. Maudsley Physiology and Pathology of Mind.
1869. Galton Hereditary Genius. New and revised edition of James Mill Analysis.
1870.Work of Fritsch and Hitzig on brain localization. Second edition
of Spencer Principles.

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