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April 29, 1905

Principles of Physiological Psychology.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(17):1384. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500440060019

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A distinct service has been rendered English-speaking students of mental phenomena by this translation of Wundt's "Gründzuge." The unique position which the author holds as one of the fathers of modern psychology, and as one whose contributions to psychology, physiology and philosophy have covered almost half a century, has made this detailed statement of his investigations and beliefs a veritable bulwark of science. On account, however, of the almost Kantian complexity of its style, delving into the "Gründzuge" heretofore has been a forbidding task which has turned many to the already translated "Outlines of Psychology" and to the "Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology" for an expression of Wundt's views. Titchener, a most valiant translator, as shown by his statement that the present edition is the third one translated by him but only the first one published, has mastered this difficulty of style and has succeeded in putting the text

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