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Structuralism in Psychology - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter to develop a quality understanding of the historical contexts, major figures and important theories in structuralism. Top instructors provide in-depth analyses of theories developed by Wilhelm Wundt and Edward Titchener and also examine the basics of structuralism in psychology. Review these lessons anytime using any computer or mobile device. Test your understanding with short quizzes and a chapter exam. When finished, you will be ready to:
- Summarize Wilhelm Wundt's early experiments and legacy in contemporary psychology
- Analyze Wundt's explanation of introspection
- Survey Edward Titchener's contributions to the field of psychology
- Evaluate Titchener's theories of psychology
1. Wilhelm Wundt's Theory & Structuralism: Overview
Wilhelm Wundt is considered the founder of experimental psychology. Read more to learn about how these early experiments were conducted, the theories that developed from them, and Wundt's legacy in contemporary psychology.
2. Wilhelm Wundt's Explanation of Introspection
Wilhelm Wundt offered a foundation for psychology, and many today note him as the father of psychology. This lesson aims to describe and define Wundt's emphasis on the process of introspection.
3. Edward Titchener & Psychology: Contributions, Overview
In this lesson you'll learn who Edward Bradford Titchener was and what he contributed to the field of psychology. Additionally, you'll explore the concepts of structuralism and experimental psychology, as well as their place in psychology today.
4. Edward Titchener's Theories of Psychology
Psychology has generated many theories meant to provide a detailed understanding of the mind. Edward Titchener's attempts to do this through the study of consciousness and the elements that make up consciousness are the subjects of this lesson.
5. Structuralism and the Works of Levi Strauss
This lesson will give a brief overview of structuralism and the works of Claude Levi-Strauss. In doing this, it will highlight the concept of culture, binary oppositions, and the basic structures of kinship.
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