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

Part of the series SpringerBriefs in Philosophy pp 69-74


Psychological Analysis: Not Introspection Simpliciter

  • Christian BeenfeldtAffiliated withDepartment of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen Email author 

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If Titchener, as we argued above, rejected so many sources of important insight and areas of crucial practical application of psychology, did he at least have the benefit of psychological data derived from introspection? The present claim is that he did not. Despite the many calls for experimental introspection, Titchener had little regard for what we today would recognize as introspection.