I’m stuck on a Psychology question and need an explanation.
Wilhelm Wundt’s structuralism began the movement that explored the elements of consciousness. Edward B. Titchener expanded upon this structure by adding the purpose or function of consciousness. Many psychological experts viewed structuralism as a more focused movement, yet functionalism had a more far-reaching impact, perhaps because of its loosely defined parameters.
For this Discussion, review Chapter 5 in your textbook (Benjamin, 2013). Consider how Wundt and Titchener’s assumptions, worldviews, and values were similar and different and influenced the field of behaviorism.
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Post by Day 3 an explanation of how Wundt’s theoretical construct of structuralism and Titchener’s theoretical construct of functionalism influenced the field of behaviorism. In your explanation, include similarities and differences between Wundt’s and Titchener’s philosophical assumptions, worldviews, and values that informed the evolution of structuralism, functionalism, and behaviorism.
Benjamin, L. T. (2019). A brief history of modern psychology (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Wiley.
- Chapter 5, “The Early Schools of American Psychology” (pp. 68-85)
Brooks-Gunn, J., & Duncan-Johnson, A. D. (2006). G. Stanley Hall’s contribution to science, practice and policy: The child study, parent education, and child welfare movements. History of Psychology, 9(3), 247–258.