Edward Tithener
Researched and written by:  Nakeyva Brice
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  •       Edward Titchener was born on Jan. 11, 1867, in Chichester, England and on Aug. 3, 1927, Titchener died in Ithaca. Titchener attended Malvern College which was a top Anglican preparatory school.Tithener’s family wanted him to become an Anglican clergyman, but he was not interested in religion.
  •         In 1885 he attended Brasenose College in Oxford, on a classics scholarship but soon turned to a study of biology and then comparative psychology. He met Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, one of England's first experimental biologists, and two great exponents of Darwinism, T. H. Huxley and John George Romanes. Titchener remained interested in comparative psychology, but there was not enough structure or rigor in the subject matter to satisfy him.
  •     Burdon-Sanderson suggested that Titchener do his graduate work in Leipzig in the "new psychology," which was founded as a systematic and experimental science of the human mind by Wilhelm Wundt. Titchener found the kind of study he had been looking for and this analytic study of human experience occupied him for the rest of his life.
  •     After receiving his doctorate in 1892, Titchener accepted a position in the laboratory of psychology at Cornell University in New York. He quickly rose to full professor and head of the department of psychology when psychology became independent from philosophy.
  •        Titchener published his Outline of Psychology (1897) and his monumental four-volume Experimental Psychology (1901-1905) and A Textbook of Psychology (1910) became the bible of the school.






Contemporary Authors Online, Gale,  (2005).  Reproduced in biography resource center.

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