It is commonly held that psychology as a scholarly discipline is a recent phenome- non in comparison to such older fields as physics and mathematics. Textbooks of psychology often mention Wundt as the first psychologist, putting the discipline’s origins in the late 1800s. Developmental psychology appears even later, with the founders of developmental psychology, such as G. Stanley Hall, often seen as emerging right at the beginning of the 20th century. The name psychology has some- what earlier origins, first referring to the “soul” sometime in the late 1600s, but it was not used widely until the 19th century. Taken together, it looks as if psychological questions were neither seriously considered nor addressed until recent times.