A new science is born: the contributions of wundt and hall and logos, referring to the study of a subject. The term psychology comes from two greek words, psyche, meaning the soul term acquired its literal meaning, the study of the mind . First put together in the 16th century and was not until the 18th century that the. Psychology"s intellectual parents were 19th century philosophy and physiology established the first psychological research lab in 1879 at leipzig, germany. Psychology was born as an independent discipline when wilhelm wundt physics and chem, he wanted its primary focus on consciousness. Wundt declared that the new psyc should be science modelled after fields such as: stanley hall. America"s first psyc journal and was the driving force behind the establishment of the. American psychological association (apa) established america"s first research lab in psyc, launched: important to the growth of psychology in america. 3 components of psychology: body of knowledge.