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Definition of psychology

Scientific study of the human mind and its function. Especially affecting behaviour in a given context.

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Definition of science

A means of acquiring knowledge through systematic and objective investigation.
The aim is to discover laws.

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Wilhelm Wundt

- Known as the 'Father of Psychology' as he moved psychology away from it's philosophical roots to controlled research.
- Set up the first psychology lab in Germany.
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