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Würzburg school

a school of psychology developed at the end of the 19th century by Oswald Külpe and his associates in Würzburg, Germany. It arose largely as a reaction to the structuralist approach of Edward Bradford Titchener, who insisted that conscious experience consisted of images that could be analyzed into basic elements (sensations, feelings). For the Würzburg school, the focus was on intangible mental activities, such as judgments, meanings, and determining tendencies, which were conscious but had no image quality associated with them (see imageless thought). See also Aufgabe.

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