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Ch 6: Structuralism in Psychology

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Review the engaging lessons in this online chapter to strengthen your understanding of structuralism in psychology. Short quizzes accompanying the lessons test your comprehension as you aim to pass a test, understand an assignment or improve your grades.

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

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Structuralism in Psychology
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Wilhelm Wundt's Theory & Structuralism: Overview

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.

Wilhelm Wundt's Explanation of Introspection

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.

Edward Titchener & Psychology: Contributions, Overview

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.

Edward Titchener's Theories of Psychology

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.

Structuralism and the Works of Levi Strauss

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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