Welcome to the Wilhelm-Wundt-Room

Photographs of the sign that was on Wundt's office door (left), giving his times for student consultation (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-12), and of a bust of Wundt by Felix Pfeifer, 1900 (© Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020).
Photographs of the sign that was on Wundt's office door (left), giving his times for student consultation (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-12), and of a bust of Wundt by Felix Pfeifer, 1900 (© Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020).

Do you wish to see original apparatus used in Wundt's laboratory back in the 19th century? Apparatus includes tachistoscopes for presenting visual stimuli with milliseconds accuracy, chronoscopes for accurate measurement of manual or vocal responses, a myograph for tracing physiological changes over time, and many more.

Photograph from about 1900 of some apparatus set up for an experiment in Wundt's laboratory (left, source: collection of the Institute of Psychology - Wilhelm Wundt, Leipzig University) and photograph from the Wilhelm-Wundt-Room (right, source: Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020).

Or do you wish to see the desk at which Wundt wrote most of his numerous famous books (including Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie [Principles of physiological psychology] and the ten-volume Völkerpsychologie [Cultural Psychology])?

Photograph of a first edition of Wundt's Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie [Principles of physiological psychology] (source: Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020).
Photograph of a first edition of Wundt's Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie [Principles of physiological psychology] (source: Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020).

Or do you wish to see reproductions of the rolls from Wundt's classes, signed by students who helped found modern psychology? They include Charles Spearman (1863 — 945), James McKeen Cattell (1860 — 1944), G. Stanley Hall (1844 — 1924), Albert Eduard Michotte (1881 — 1965), Hugo Münsterberg (1863 — 1916), and Edward B. Titchener (1867 — 1927).

You can see all these things and more in our Wilhelm Wundt Room.

Photograph of a part of the Wilhelm-Wundt-Room (source: Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020)
Photograph of a part of the Wilhelm-Wundt-Room (source: Jörg D. Jescheniak, 2020)

Every year, the room attracts numerous visitors from all over the world. Voluntary guides (including post-doctoral fellows and senior scientists) offer informative one-hour tours to individuals or to groups up to 20 people, but only by appointment. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Anett Franke well in advance.

Photograph of Wilhelm Wundt (dated 1904, source: collection of the Institute of Psychology - Wilhelm Wundt, Leipzig University)
Photograph of Wilhelm Wundt (dated 1904, source: collection of the Institute of Psychology - Wilhelm Wundt, Leipzig University)

© 2020, Jörg D. Jescheniak, Erich Schröger, and Robert P. O’Shea

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