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This led him to an interest in psychology, and in 1875 he founded what is regarded as the first laboratory of experimental psychology at the university of leipzig. Wundt hoped that eventually the study of sensory processes would lead to an understanding of higher mental processes, and he wrote papers on all aspects of psychology, from physiological processes to social behaviour. a prolific writer as well as researcher, he published almost 500 articles and books, totalling almost 60,000 printed pages.
For complementarity a concept developed example, light can be described as a wave or a particle, depending by physicists to deal with the existence of two models which are both useful, but not on the circumstances. Each representation has value, without directly reconcilable. implying that one is right and the other is wrong in an absolute sense. In the same way, the differing approaches to behaviour that we will consider may also reflect complementarity. Seen in this way, the basic concern becomes how useful each approach is, not which is completely correct.
In that sense, the five approaches on which we will focus represent frameworks that have been particularly significant, not the only possible ways of seeking to understand behaviour. 1). In the end, it is important to remember that psychology is a science, but all science is a human endeavour. Understanding the richness of that endeavour requires acknowledging the people who contribute to its development, and the social contexts in which they live. For the moment, let us consider the general context in which psychology as a discipline emerged (for further discussion of the issues of theory formation, see Chapter 10).