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In 1879 Wilhelm Wundt founded a laboratory at the University in Germany in Leipzig specifically to focus on the study of psychology. William James created a less well publicized psychology laboratory in 1875.

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  • Abbott, Albert H. (1900). Experimental psychology and the laboratory in Toronto. University of Toronto Monthly, 1, 85-98, 106-112. [A defense of the viability of experimental psychology against its 19th-century opponents, followed by description of the expanded Toronto laboratory, first established by J.M. Baldwin in 1891.] Full text
  • Baldwin, James Mark (1892). The psychological laboratory in the University of Toronto. Science, 19 (no. 475), 143-144. [The first published description of the first experimental psychology laboratory in the British Empire.] Full text
  • Cattell, James McKeen. (1888). The psychological laboratory at Leipsig. Mind, 13, 37-51.[ Full text
  • Cattell, James McKeen. (1898). The psychological laboratory. Psychological Review, 5, 655-658. [A reply to Titchener, 1898.] Full text]
  • Cattell, James McKeen. (1928). Early psychological laboratories. Science, 67, 543- 548. Full text
  • De Varigny, M. Henry. (1894). Le laboratoire de psychologie expérimentale de l'Université de Madison. Revue Scientifique, vol. 1, tome 1, 624-629. [A contemporary report of Jastrow's psychology exhibit at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.]Full text
    • English translation of De Varigny's The experimental psychology laboratory at the University of Madison by C.D. Green. [1]
  • Garvey, C. R. (1929). List of American psychology laboratories. Psychological Bulletin, 26, 652-660. Full text
  • Münsterberg, Hugo. (1893b). Psychological laboratory of Harvard University. [A catalogue of equipment and readings, prepared for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.]Full text
  • Nicolas, S., Gyselinck, V., Murray, D. J., & Bandomir, C.A. (2002). French descriptions of Wundt’s laboratory in Leipzig in 1886. Psychological Research, 66, 208-214.
  • Titchener, Edward B. (1898b). A psychological laboratory. Mind, 7, 311-331. [Description of the Cornell lab, its equipment, and its cost.] [ Full text

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