Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism


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How did Wilhelm Wundt and William James change the study of human behavior?

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1. How did the method of introspection help Wundt develop his theory?

2. Why did William James object to Wundt's method?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the help of this quiz and worksheet, you will be able to build a conceptual understanding of functionalism and structuralism approaches in psychology. Key concepts you will be tested on include William James' influences and the approach Wilhelm Wundt pioneered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet tool, you will be tested on your understanding of:

  • The goal of introspection
  • What a functionalist studies
  • What field of psychology functionalism influenced

Skills Practiced

With these assessments, you will also be able to practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding William James' influence in developing his approach and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as introspection and functionalism
  • Making connections - understand how functionalism has influenced psychology

Additional Learning

To learn more about these early approaches in psychology, refer to the accompanying lesson called Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism.

This lesson covers these learning objectives:

  • Learn about two early pioneers in psychology
  • Understand introspection and its role in structuralism
  • Identify the impact functionalism had on psychology