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TITLE : Functional Psychology

Functionalism was a philosophy opposing the prevailing structuralism of psychology of the late 19th century edward titchener the main structuralist gave psychology its first definition as a science of the study of mental experience of consciousness to be studied by trained introspectionalternative title functional psychology functionalism in psychology a broad school of thought originating in the us during the late 19th century that attempted to counter the german school of structuralism led by edward b titchener information source httpsenwikipediaorgwikifunctio made by bryan martinez kenneth montoya and benjamin castellanos functionalism refers to a functional psychology the study of psychic phenomena from the point of view of their function in the adaptation of an organism to its environment this approach was first used in the late 19th century under the influence of the theory of evolution and the resulting shift in the analysis of consciousnessnamely the shift from element by functional psychology is a branch of psychology that developed in the late 19th century that focused on both the function of consciousness and how consciousness influences behavior functional psychology sprang up in opposition to the prevailing stucturalists who strived to determine the structure

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