Edward Titchener
Edward Titchener was born on January 11th, 1867, in Chichester, England. He went to school at Melvern college a preparatory school, by scholarship. He demonstrated much excellence and drive in his first year at Melvern. He earned many awards from the school, and a poet named James Russell Lowell, was handing out the awards that year, said, "Mr. Titchener, I am tired of seeing your face." (Answers 2008) In 1885 Edward entered Brasenose College, to study comparative psychology, but there wasn't enough structure to satisfy him in the class.

Start of a career
While attending Brasenose College, Titchener had met Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, one of the first experimental biologists, who referred Titchener to a psychologist named William Wundt. Wundt was an experimental psychologist who was studying experimental psychology and the human mind. Titchener decided to work with Wundt because it would expand his knowledge for the rest of his life. Titchener recieved his doctorate's degree in 1892, and accepted a position at Cornell University. At Cornell, Titchener would discover structuralism through psychology and biology.

Structuralism was thought of to analyze terms of the simplest definable components and then to find the way in which these components fit together in complex forms. The model for structuralism was chemistry, the task being to analyze the complex experiences of everyday life into their elemental components and then to attempt to understand the nature of the compounding. Titchener would use introspection, the systematic description of experience. Titchener wrote the book, A Textbook of Psychology, that explains his thoughts and theories on structuralism.

Edward Bradford Titchener (2008). Retrieved November 7, 2008, from http://www.answers.com/topic/edward-b-titchener
Human Intelligence, Edward Bradford Titchener (2007, July 25). Retrieved November 7, 2008, from http://www.indiana.edu/~intell/titchener.shtml