1. Founder and head of the structural school of psychology (Structuralism), that described the elemental structures of Consciousness based on introspection.
2. Titchener developed his own version of Wundt's psychology. He stated that the main task of psychology is to discover of the elemental components of consciousness, to analyze the complex experiences of everyday life into their elements and then to understand the nature of the compounding.
3. His primary method was introspection - the precise examination and systematic description of conscious experience, the specially trained ability to depict the phenomena of consciousness as they are.
4. He coined the English word "empathy" in 1909 as a translation of the German word "Einfühlungsvermögen".
5. He proposed the core-context theory of meaning: a new mental process (the core) acquired its meaning from the context of other mental processes within which it occurs.
6. Was American Editor of Mind (1894-1917) and co-editor of the American Journal of Psychology (1895-1925)
7. In 1904 founded the group "The Experimentalists," which continues today as the "Society of Experimental Psychologists".
8. He translated into the English language 11 German works, including titles by Wilhelm Wundt, Oswald Külpe and Robert Vischer.
After completing his doctoral program in 1892 he returned to Oxford and Burdon-Sanderson where taught in the Oxford Summer School. In autumn 1892 Titchener joined the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University as an untenured lecturer teaching philosopy and psychology. Here He taught as Psychology Professor at Cornell University (1892-1927).
He was a charismatic speaker and an inspiring teacher, who trained 56 doctoral students, including 21 women. Among his pupils were: Margaret Floy Washburn, the first woman psychologist, first woman to be granted a PhD in psychology (1894) and was APA president in 1921, and also J.P. Guilford, E. G. Boring, A. Maslow.
Titchener was married in 1894 to Sophie Bedloe Kellogg, a public school teacher from Maine. She was an artist, who and provided drawings for his books. They had four children (3 girls, 1 boy).