Edward Titchener

Makhalia Aiken 1A Psychology

Edward TItchener

Titchener was a mentee of Wilhelm Wundt, the father of Structuralism. Structuralism was the first school of thought, and it focused on breaking down mental processes into basic components.


  • each basic component makes up a complex one
  • complex components correlate into physical ideas.


He attempted to classify structures of the mind into elements and used introspection to examine one's own conscious thoughts

He concluded 3 types of elements consulting conscious experience:

  1. Sensation - Elements of perception
  2. Images - Elements of ideas
  3. Affections - Elements of emotions