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)

Titchener rejected Wundt’s notions of apperception and creative synthesis voluntary actionwhich were the basis of Wundt’s voluntarism. The subject would then report the characteristics of that pencil color, length, etc.

Therefore, by following this train of thinking all thoughts were images, which being constructed from elementary sensations meant that all complex reasoning and thought could eventually be broken down into just the sensations which he could get at through introspection.

It stressed the importance of empirical, rational thought over an experimental, trial-and-error philosophy. Structuralism has faced a large amount of criticism, particularly from the school of psychology, functionalism which later evolved into the psychology of pragmatism reconvening introspection into acceptable practices of observation.

Proponents argue that psychology can still gain useful information from using estructuralism in this case. Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. It is working on the same type of issues such as sensations and perceptions. He then used this translation to show that Wundt supported Titchener’s own theories.

Structuralism as a school of psychology seeks to analyze the adult mind the total sum of experience from birth to the present in terms of the simplest definable components and then to find how these components wwundt together to form more complex experiences as well as how they correlate to physical events. 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.

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Structuralism in psychology also structural psychology [1] is a theory of consciousness developed by Wilhelm Wundt and his student Estructuralsmo Bradford Titchener.

Psicología de la Conciencia: Wundt, Leipzig, Gestalt

For instance, structuralism did not concern itself with the study of estructurqlismo behaviorand personality. The subject would be presented with an object, such as a pencil. When Titchener brought his theory to Americahe also brought with him Wundt’s work. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In his translation of Wundt’s work, Titchener illustrates Wundt as a supporter of introspection as a method through which to observe consciousness.

However, estructuralksmo behaviorism includes thinking, feeling, and private events in its theory and analysis of psychology. 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.

The Psychology of Human Thought. 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.

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 Wunvt Mach.

Wundt makes a clear distinction between pure introspection, which is the relatively unstructured self-observation used by earlier philosophers, and experimental introspection. Because the notion of a mind could not be objectively measured, it was not worth further inquiry. However, introspection only fits Wundt’s theories if the term is taken to refer to psychophysical methods. 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.


The ‘science of immediate experience’ was stated by him.

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Titcheneralong with Wilhelm Wundtis credited for the theory of structuralism. Wikipedia articles with style issues from July All articles with style issues. One alternative theory to structuralism, to which Titchener took offense, was functionalism functional psychology.

Critics argue that self-analysis was not feasible, since introspective students cannot appreciate the processes or mechanisms of their own mental processes. Titchener argued that attention was simply a manifestation of the “clearness” property within sensation.

Psicología de la Conciencia: Wundt, Leipzig, Gestalt

Psychology the Science of Behaviour. Titchener translated these works for the American audience, and in so doing misinterpreted Wundt’s meaning. Therefore, the nervous system does not cause conscious experience, but can be used to explain some characteristics of mental whndt.

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

Wilhelm Wundt instructed Titchener, the founder of structuralism, at the University of Leipzig. Titchener referred to this as stimulus error. This also received criticism from the Gestalt school of psychologywhich argues that the mind cannot be broken down into individual elements. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Psychology the science of behaviour. It is true, nevertheless, that observation is the single and proprietary method of science, and that experiment, regarded as scientific method, is nothing else than observation safeguarded and assisted.

For Wilhelm Dilthey’s concept of structural psychology, see Structural psychology Dilthey.