Building Blocks of Psychology: on Remaking the Unkept Promises of Early Schools.

  title={Building Blocks of Psychology: on Remaking the Unkept Promises of Early Schools.},
  author={Davood G. Gozli and Wei Deng},
  journal={Integrative psychological & behavioral science},
  volume={52 1},
The appeal and popularity of "building blocks", i.e., simple and dissociable elements of behavior and experience, persists in psychological research. We begin our assessment of this research strategy with an historical review of structuralism (as espoused by E. B. Titchener) and behaviorism (espoused by J. B. Watson and B. F. Skinner), two movements that held the assumption in their attempts to provide a systematic and unified discipline. We point out the ways in which the elementism of the two… CONTINUE READING

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