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A prolific writer as well as researcher, he published almost 500 articles and books, totalling almost 60,000 printed pages. as a teacher and researcher, he influenced many early psychologists, but the approach he took to the study of behaviour, called structuralism, has been supplanted by other approaches within psychology. despite this, Wundt is often regarded as the founder of modern psychology. Interestingly, one of the other early giants of psychology, William James, also began as a medical student.
Sometimes, later, we wonder how we could have been so blind – now that we have a new, less positive schema of the former beloved, we can see only his or her negative qualities, and this now confirms our new opinion! This is not to say that schemata are undesirable – most of the time, they aid us in efficiently and accurately processing the vast amount of sensory information that we encounter. Rather, it is to emphasize that perception is an imperfect process, even as it is a crucial one in our dealings with the world.
In trying to make sense of the world, we look for familiar patterns, and we interpret what we encounter based on our prior experiences. When faced with a situation where there is incomplete information, we fill in the gaps according to what seems probable. For example, in a noisy environment, we fill in small gaps in what someone says based on the words we do hear. ’ says your friend, looking somewhat uncomfortable. Most of us readily recognize that the words in the gaps are ‘out of ’, and we may not even be aware that we filled in the gaps, thinking that we ‘heard’ the words.