Article ID: CBB000670849

Johann Friedrich Herbart: Urvater of Social Psychology (2006)


Jahoda, Gustav (Author)

History of the Human Sciences
Volume: 19, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 19-38

Herbart's attempts to apply psychology to society receive scant mention in English-language histories of psychology. In Germany, however, Herbart has long been regarded as the founder of social psychology. The background of his life and work is sketched, and the gradual extension of his individual psychology towards the social is traced. Although he did not build a coherent system, his approach was novel and several of his original ideas anticipated some later social psychology. Herbart had a number of prominent followers, and through them made a powerful impact on 19th-century social thought.

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Authors & Contributors
Sachs-Hombach, Klaus
Boudewijnse, Geert-Jan A.
Murray, David J.
Bandomir, Christina A.
Benjafield, John G.
Areni, Alessandra
History of Psychology
History of the Human Sciences
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe
International Review of Psychoanalysis
Rivista di Storia della Filosofia
University of North Carolina Press
Cambridge University Press
Cornell University Press
University of Toronto
Harvard University
Social psychology
Social sciences
Human sciences
Herbart, Johann Friedrich
Mead, George Herbert
Beneke, Friedrich Eduard
Kant, Immanuel
Schelling, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von
Carus, Carl Gustav
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
United States
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
University of Chicago

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