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Edward Bradford Titchener - British Psychologist

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Edward Bradford Titchener D.Sc., Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D.

British Psychologist

* Born on January 11, 1867 in Chichester, England

* Has an old and distinguised family, but there was little wealth

* He entered Malvern College (a top preparatory school) by scholarship

o He demonstrated characteristic drive and excellence

o Always an awardee

* His family intended him for Anglican clergy

o His interests were not in religion

* He entered Brasenose College, Oxford on a classics scholarship

o Biology

o Comparative Psychology

* Became a student of Wilhem Wundt

* Received his doctorate in 1892 and worked at the laboratory of psychology at Cornell University

* Created the largest doctoral program in the United States during his time

* He died on August 3, 1927 at Ithaca

o He died at the age of 60


* Created a system of Structural Psychology later termed Structuralism a study of the elemental structures of Consciousness based on introspection

* Used Introspection [self-observation and reporting of conscious inner thoughts, desires and sensations] to try and determine the different components of consciousness

* Believed that the mind was made of components that could be dismantled to determine interaction and experience

* Established an association of experimental Psychology called the Experimentalists (1904) which is still in existence today as the Society of Experimental Psychologists

* Was an influence in American Psychology bringing a strict empirical, Wundtian approach to experimental psychology

* Trained 56 doctoral students of which over a third were Women, many rising as prominent Psychologists

* Was a teacher of Margaret Floy Washburn (First woman to be granted a PhD in Psychology on 1894/ she published the first book on Animal Psychology and was American Psychological Association president in 1921)

* Founded the first psychology laboratory in the United States at Cornell University

* Received honorary degrees from Harvard, Clark, and Wisconsin

* Translated the third edition of Wundt's book Principles of Physiological Psychology from German into English

* Translated Külpe's Outlines of Psychology and other works

* Wrote Several Books:

o An Outline of Psychology (1896; new edition, 1902)

o A Primer of Psychology (1898; revised edition, 1903)

o Experimental Psychology (four volumes, 1901-05)--

o Elementary Psychology of Feeling and Attention (1908)

o Experimental Psychology of the Thought



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