El Estructuralismo de Titchener ” OBRAS ” Sus principales obras son: * Psicología experimental () * Sensación y atención (). Edward Titchener. MG. María Alejandra González Vallejo. Updated 18 March Transcript. -Naciones de psicología (). -La nueva psicología (). Structuralism in psychology (also structural psychology) is a theory of consciousness developed by Wilhelm Wundt and his student Edward Bradford Titchener.

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Structuralism (psychology)

The main critique of structuralism extructuralismo its focus on introspection as the method by which to gain an understanding of conscious experience. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Titchener translated these works for the American audience, and in so doing misinterpreted Wundt’s meaning. Titchener believed the mind was the accumulated experience of a lifetime.

Because he was a student of Wilhelm Wundt at the University of LeipzigTitchener’s ideas on how the mind worked were heavily influenced by Wundt’s theory of voluntarism and his ideas of association and apperception the passive and active combinations of elements of consciousness respectively. Titchener’s theory began with the question of what each element of the mind is. This simply means that the complex perceptions can be raised through basic sensory information.

Some critics also pointed out that introspective techniques actually resulted in retrospection — the memory of a sensation rather than the sensation itself. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Critics argue that self-analysis was not feasible, since introspective students cannot appreciate the processes or mechanisms of their own mental processes.


In particular, Titchener was interested in the relationship between the conscious experience and the physical processes. Retrieved November 11, Wikipedia dundt with style issues from July All articles with style esttucturalismo.

These elements could be broken down into their respective properties, which he determined were qualityintensitydurationclearnessand extensity.

He concluded from his research that there were three types of mental elements constituting conscious experience: This theory was challenged in the 20th century. Titchener himself was criticized for not using his psychology to help answer practical problems.

The state of consciousness which is to be the matter of titcyener Sensations elements of perceptionsImages elements of ideasand affections elements of emotions. Wundt believes this type of introspection to be acceptable since it uses laboratory instruments to vary conditions and make results of internal perceptions more precise.

Structuralism (psychology) – Wikipedia

Titchener rejected Wundt’s notions of apperception and creative synthesis voluntary actionwhich were the basis of Wundt’s voluntarism. Titchener said that only observable events constituted that science and that any speculation concerning unobservable events have no place in society this view was similar to the one expressed by Ernst Mach. Titchener believed that physiological processes provide a continuous substratum that give psychological processes a continuity they otherwise would not have.

The ‘science of immediate experience’ was stated by him. Titchener referred to this as stimulus error. He then used this translation to show that Wundt supported Titchener’s own theories.

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It stressed the importance of empirical, rational thought over an experimental, trial-and-error philosophy. The subject would be presented with an object, such as a pencil.

To do this, psychologists employ introspection, self-reports of sensations, views, feelings, emotions, etc.


Proponents argue that psychology can still gain useful information from using introspection in this case.

Besides theoretical attacks, structuralism was criticized for excluding and ignoring important developments happening outside of structuralism. He believed that he could understand reasoning and the structure of the mind if he could define and categorize the basic components of mind and the rules by which the components interacted.

Unlike Wundt’s method of introspection, Titchener had very strict guidelines for the reporting of an introspective analysis.

This article is written like a personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay that states a Wikipedia editor’s personal feelings or presents an original argument about a topic.

Titchener attempted to classify the structures of the mind, like chemists classify the elements of natureinto the nature.

Psicología de la Conciencia: Wundt, Leipzig, Gestalt

Wilhelm Wundt instructed Titchener, the founder of structuralism, at the University of Leipzig. Therefore, the nervous system does not cause conscious experience, but can be used to explain some characteristics of mental events. It is debated who deserves the credit for finding this field of psychology, but it is widely accepted that Wundt created the foundation on which Titchener expanded. However, radical behaviorism includes thinking, feeling, and private events in its theory and analysis of psychology.