Oswald Külpe

1862 - 1915

Oswald Külpe

Oswald Külpe (German: [ˈkylpə]; 3 August 1862 – 30 December 1915) was one of the structural psychologists of the late 19th and early 20th century. Külpe, who is lesser known than his German mentor, Wilhelm Wundt, revolutionized experimental psychology at his time. In his obituary, Aloys Fischer wrote that, “undoubtedly Külpe was the second founder of experimental psychology on German soil; for with every change of base he made it a requirement that an experimental laboratory should be provided.”Külpe studied as a doctoral student and assistant to Wundt at the University of Leipzig, though his ideas differed from Wundt as he developed his own research (Boring, 1961). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oswald Külpe has received more than 37,105 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 109th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Oswald Külpe ranks 109 out of 169Before him are Harry Stack Sullivan, Otto Gross, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, Muzafer Sherif, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Adolf Bastian. After him are Ovide Decroly, Auguste Forel, Hugo Münsterberg, R. D. Laing, Aleksei N. Leontiev, and Frederic Bartlett.

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Among people born in 1862, Oswald Külpe ranks 40Before him are Edith Wharton, Prince Henry of Prussia, Maurice Barrès, Mary Anderson, Georges Feydeau, and Ugyen Wangchuck. After him are Frederick Delius, Anton Ažbe, Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, Mikhail Nesterov, Infanta María de la Paz of Spain, and Théo van Rysselberghe. Among people deceased in 1915, Oswald Külpe ranks 24Before him are Saitō Hajime, Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, Edith Cavell, Remy de Gourmont, Karl Goldmark, and Julius von Payer. After him are Michel Bréal, Arthur Auwers, Joe Hill, Anna Leonowens, Anton von Werner, and Morgan Robertson.

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Among people born in Latvia, Oswald Külpe ranks 26 out of 161Before him are Jānis Lūsis (1939), Rainis (1865), Wolfgang Lüth (1913), Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz (1751), Herberts Cukurs (1900), and Jānis Čakste (1859). After him are Wilhelm Kettler (1574), Friedrich Kettler (1569), Jānis Pujats (1930), Abraham Isaac Kook (1865), Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800), and Mischa Maisky (1948).


Among psychologists born in Latvia, Oswald Külpe ranks 1

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