New Trends in Experimental Psychology
By Globus Press
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Experimental psychologyÂ refers to work done by those who applyÂ experimental methodsÂ to the study of behaviour and the processes that underlie it. Experimental psychologists employ human participants and animal subjects to study a great many topics, including, among othersÂ sensation & perception, memory, cognition, learning, motivation, emotion;Â developmental processes,Â social psychology, and theÂ neural substratesÂ of all of these. Experimental psychology emerged as a modern academic discipline in the 19th century whenÂ Wilhelm WundtÂ introduced a mathematical and experimental approach to the field. Wundt founded the first psychology laboratory inÂ Leipzig, Germany.Â Other early experimental psychologists, includingÂ Hermann EbbinghausÂ andÂ Edward Titchener, includedÂ introspectionÂ among their experimental methods. In the middle of the 20th century, behaviourism became a dominant paradigm within psychology, especially in the United States. This led to some neglect ofÂ mentalÂ phenomena within experimental psychology. This book offers a comprehensive description of the applications of various fields in this subject. The book will be appropriate as a guide for students.