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 himself was criticized for not using his psychology to help answer practical problems. Titcheneralong with Wilhelm Wundtis credited for the theory of structuralism.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This also received criticism from the Gestalt school of psychologywhich argues that the mind cannot be broken down into individual elements.

Psicología de la Conciencia: Wundt, Leipzig, Gestalt

Critics argue that self-analysis was not feasible, since introspective students cannot appreciate the processes or mechanisms of their own mental processes. 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.

These elements could be broken down into their respective properties, which he determined were qualityintensitydurationclearnessand extensity. In particular, Titchener was interested in the relationship between the conscious experience and the physical processes. Titchener believed that physiological processes provide a continuous substratum that give psychological processes a continuity they otherwise would not have.

Functionalism was developed by William James in contrast to structuralism. Instead, Titchener was interested in seeking pure knowledge that to him was more important than commonplace issues. 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.

Once Titchener identified the elements of mind and their interaction, his theory then asked the question of why the elements interact in the way they do. Wilhelm Wundt instructed Titchener, the founder of structuralism, at the University of Leipzig.


The Psychology of Human Thought. Structuralism also believes that the mind could be dissected into its individual parts, which then formed conscious experience. 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. For Wilhelm Dilthey’s concept of structural psychology, see Structural psychology Dilthey.

The main tool Titchener used to try to determine the different components of consciousness was introspection. Psychology the Science of Behaviour. The second issue in Titchener’s theory of structuralism was the question of how the mental elements combined and interacted with each other to form conscious experience.

This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat 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. One alternative theory to structuralism, to which Titchener took offense, was functionalism functional psychology.

In his translation of Wundt’s work, Titchener illustrates Wundt as a supporter of introspection as a method through which to observe consciousness.

It is working on the same type of issues such as sensations estrkcturalismo perceptions. Unlike Wundt’s method of introspection, Titchener had very strict guidelines for the reporting of an introspective analysis.

Titchener writes in his Systematic Psychology:. Proponents argue that psychology can still gain useful information from using introspection in this case.

Views Read Edit View history. Therefore, the nervous system does not titchhener conscious experience, but can be used to explain some characteristics of mental events.

And images and affections could be broken down further into just clusters of sensations. Titchener believed the mind was the accumulated experience of a lifetime. The main critique of structuralism was 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. T particular, Titchener focuses on the law of contiguitywhich is the idea that the thought of something will tend to cause thoughts of things that are usually experienced along with it.


However, radical behaviorism includes thinking, feeling, and private events in its theory and analysis of psychology. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia articles with style issues from July All articles with style issues. When Titchener brought his theory to Americahe also brought with him Wundt’s work. Titchener referred to this as stimulus error. 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. For instance, structuralism did not concern itself with the study of animal behaviorand personality. However, introspection only fits Wundt’s theories if the term is taken to refer to psychophysical methods. The subject would then report the characteristics of that pencil color, length, etc. 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.

It is considered to be the first “school” of psychology [4] [5]. The subject would be presented with an object, such as a pencil.

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.

Introspectiontherefore, yielded different results depending on who was using it and what they were seeking. He then used this translation to show that Wundt supported Titchener’s own theories.

The state of consciousness which is to be the matter of psychology Retrieved from ” https: Sensations elements of perceptionsImages elements of ideasand affections elements of emotions.

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