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The Philosophical Background and Scientific Legacy of E.B. Titchener's Psychology : Understanding Introspectionism.

Author: Christian Beenfeldt
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2013.
Series: SpringerBriefs in philosophy.
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¿This volume offers a new understanding of Titchener's influential system of psychology popularly known as introspectionism, structuralism and as classical introspective psychology. Adopting a new perspective on introspectionism and seeking to assess the reasons behind its famous implosion, this book reopens and rewrites the chapter in the history of early scientific psychology pertaining to the nature of E.B.  Read more...
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Beenfeldt, Christian.
Philosophical Background and Scientific Legacy of E.B. Titchener's Psychology : Understanding Introspectionism.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Beenfeldt
ISBN: 9783319002422 3319002422
OCLC Number: 854975701
Description: 1 online resource (77 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; I Intellectual Background; 1 Early British Associationism; 1.1 The Psychology of Empiricism; 1.2 Thomas Hobbes; 1.3 John Locke; 1.4 David Hume; 1.5 Elementism, Reductionism, Sensationism, and Association; References; 2 Mature British Associationism; 2.1 David Hartley; 2.2 James Mill; 2.3 John Stuart Mill; 2.4 A Physical Science of the Mental; References; Part II The System of Introspectionism; 3 Wundt and Titchener; 3.1 Wundt and the Beginning of Modern Psychology; 3.2 The Wundt-Titchener Relationship; References; 4 Titchener's System of Psychology. 4.1 A Structural Psychology4.2 An Elementary Chemistry of the Mind; 4.3 Dynamic Mental "Atoms"; 4.4 The Elementary Units as Sensationistic; 4.5 Elementism, Reductionism, Sensationism, and Association; 4.6 An Englishman Representing the British Tradition; References; Part III The Preeminence of Analysis, Not Introspection; 5 The Decline and Fall of Introspectionism; 5.1 No Mere Issue of Reliability; 5.2 Special Training Required; 5.3 The Experimenter as a Scientific Apparatus; 5.4 All Science Begins with Analysis; 5.5 No Introspection Through the Glass of Meaning; 5.6 Analysis is Its Own Test.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in philosophy.

Abstract:

¿This volume offers a new understanding of Titchener's influential system of psychology popularly known as introspectionism, structuralism and as classical introspective psychology. Adopting a new perspective on introspectionism and seeking to assess the reasons behind its famous implosion, this book reopens and rewrites the chapter in the history of early scientific psychology pertaining to the nature of E.B. Titchener's psychological system. Arguing against the view that Titchener's system was undone by an overreliance on introspection, the author explains how this idea was first introduc.

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