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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Titchener believed that physiological processes provide a continuous substratum that give psychological processes a continuity they otherwise would not have.

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 writes in his Systematic Psychology:. Structuralism also believes that the mind could be dissected into its individual parts, which then formed conscious experience.

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

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Some critics also pointed out that introspective techniques actually resulted in retrospection — the memory of a sensation rather than the sensation itself. The second issue in Titchener’s theory of structuralism was the question of how the mental elements combined and interacted with wudnt other to form conscious experience. It stressed the importance of empirical, rational thought over an experimental, trial-and-error philosophy. Structuralism in psychology also structural psychology [1] is a theory of consciousness developed by Wilhelm Wundt and his student Edward Bradford Titchener.

Therefore, the nervous system does not cause conscious experience, but can be used to explain some characteristics of mental events.

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Wilhelm Wundt instructed Titchener, the founder of structuralism, at the University of Leipzig. Because the notion of a mind could not be objectively measured, it was not worth further inquiry.

Sensations elements of perceptionsImages elements of ideasand affections elements of emotions. 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 fit together to form more complex experiences as well as how they correlate to physical events.


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. Researchers are still working to offer objective experimental approaches to measuring conscious experience, in particular within the field of cognitive psychology and is in some ways carrying on the torch of Titchener’s ideas.

In particular, Titchener was interested in the relationship between the conscious experience and the physical processes. Unlike Wundt’s method of introspection, Titchener had very strict guidelines for the reporting of an introspective analysis. The ‘science of immediate experience’ was stated by him. Behavioristsspecifically methodological behaviorists, fully rejected even the idea of the conscious experience as a worthy topic in psychology, since they believed that the subject matter of scientific psychology should be strictly operationalized in an objective and measurable way.

Titchener attempted to classify the structures of the mind, like chemists classify the elements of natureinto the nature. To do this, psychologists employ introspection, self-reports of sensations, views, feelings, emotions, etc.

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Once Titchener identified the elements titchene mind and their interaction, his theory then asked the question of why the elements interact in the way they do. Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style.

Because he was a student of Wilhelm Wjndt 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. Retrieved from ” https: Instead, Titchener was interested in seeking pure knowledge that to him was more important than commonplace issues.

Psychology the Science of Behaviour. Besides theoretical attacks, structuralism was criticized for excluding and ignoring important developments happening outside of structuralism. The subject would be presented with an object, such as a pencil. In his book, Systematic PsychologyTitchener wrote:. Functionalism was developed by William James in contrast to structuralism. The subject would be instructed not to report the name of the object pencil because that did not describe the raw data of what the subject was experiencing.


Both sensations and images contained all of these estructura,ismo however, affections were lacking in both clearness and extensity. It is working on the same type of issues such as sensations and perceptions. For Wilhelm Dilthey’s concept of structural psychology, see Structural psychology Dilthey.

This also received criticism from the Gestalt school of psychologywhich argues that the mind cannot be broken down into individual elements. Titchener’s theory began with the question of what each element of hitchener mind is.

Titchener translated these works for the American audience, and in so doing misinterpreted Wundt’s meaning. The main critique of structuralism was its focus on introspection as the method by which to gain an understanding of conscious experience. In estructuralisml translation of Wundt’s work, Titchener illustrates Wundt as a supporter of introspection as a method through which to observe consciousness.

Titchener estructurxlismo the mind was the accumulated experience of a lifetime. He concluded from his research that there were three types of mental elements constituting conscious experience: The main tool Titchener used to try to determine the different components titchejer consciousness was introspection.

Wundt believes this type titchrner introspection to be acceptable since it uses laboratory instruments to vary conditions and make results of internal perceptions more precise.

And images and affections could be broken down further into just clusters of sensations.