(Stuttgart), Scientia Verlag Aalen, 1975. 8vo. Orig. full cloth w. gilt lettering.Internally mint. X,678 pp.
A reprint of the third, revised edition from resp. 1911 and 1912.
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (1832-1920), a German physiologist and psychologist generally acknowledged as a founder of experimental psychology and cognitive psychology, is less recognized as a founding figure of social psychology. But as suggested by the present book, volume 1-2 of his 'Völkerpsychologie', dealing with language, this is exactly what the enterprise was in the later years of Wundt's life. With this enormous work he attempted to present an all encompassing study into the social basis of higher mental functioning, setting the ground for later works on the connection between history and culture on the one hand and the common mental phenomena as described by psychology on the other.