psych 421- notes #8 - Edward Titchener(1876-1927 He was the...

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Edward Titchener (1876-1927):- - He was the founder of structuralism - Born into a family with impressive lineage-British - His father died when Titchener was a child; he left the family poor - He won scholarships to school; graduated from Oxford, then went to study with Wunt; he then received his PHD under Wundt in 1892. - He took position at Cornell University in the U.S - 1893-1900 he established labs and wrote. - From 1900 he directed students’ work on his system of psychology. - Titchener liked to tell people what to do with their lives. - He is #1 translator of Wundt’s books. - His wife kept him sheltered and he was also known as a dictator, grand, and pompous. Titchner’s structural psychology: Terminology: Consciousness:- sum total of mental experience at given moment. Mind:-accumulated experience of a life time. His goal: to break consciousness down into elements (“atoms of the mind”). Method:-he wanted to study immediate experience through introspection=> structure of the
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course PSY 421 taught by Professor Quinton during the Fall '11 term at State University of New York.

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psych 421- notes #8 - Edward Titchener(1876-1927 He was the...

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