TITCHENER (1867-1927) AND STRUCTURALISM Titchener held that the subject matter of psychology is conscious experience. Wundt's views for some time were widely thought to be the same as Titchener's when in fact they were significantly different. Titchener himself, in his reports of Wund's perspective and work, may have contributed to this misunderstanding. Method; Titchener's form of introspection relied on opservers who were trained to describe the ELEMENTS OF THEIR CONSCIOUS STATE, rather than calling things by their familiar names. Tried to use introspection to break down complex experience into elements. For example, to report an "apple" was to commit "stimulus error." Instead one would refer to "roundness," "redness," etc. Like the British associationists, Wundt wanted to discover the "atoms of the mind." He sought: 1. To reduce conscious processes to their simplest components
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