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Who is the world's first psychologist?

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August 18, 2012 7:12AM

The Greek philosopher Aristotle can be regarded as being the world's first psychologist because he wrote a book called 'De Anima', about the soul, and the soul is part of the subject matter of the original meaning of the word 'psychology'. But conventionally Wilhelm Wundt, a German academic who was originally a physiologist, is regarded as the world's first psychologist because he created a psychological laboratory to which the subsequent development of psychology as a science can be traced back to the psychologists who received instruction there.