Max Wertheimer and Gestalt Theory

Max Wertheimer and Gestalt Theory
Author: D. Brett King,Michael Wertheimer
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 1412828260
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Max Wertheimer and Gestalt Theory Book Excerpt:

The ideas of Max Wertheimer (1880-1943), a founder of Gestalt theory, are discussed in almost all general books on the history of psychology, and in most introductory textbooks on psychology. This intellectual biography of Wertheimer is the first book-length treatment of a scholar whose ideas are recognized as of central importance to fields as varied as social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, problem solving, art, and visual neuroscience. King and Wertheimer trace the origins of Gestalt thought, demonstrating its continuing importance in fifteen chapters and several supplements to these chapters. They begin by reviewing Wertheimer's ancestry, family, and childhood in central Europe, and his formal education. They elaborate on his activities during the period in which he developed the ideas that were later to become central to Gestalt psychology, documenting the formal emergence of this school of thought and tracing its development during World War I. The maturation of the Gestalt school at the University of Berlin during 1922-29 is discussed in detail. Wertheimer's everyday life in America during his last decade is well documented, based in part on his son's recollections. The early reception of Gestalt theory in the United States is examined, with extensive references to articles in professional journals and periodicals. Wertheimer's relationships and interaction with three prominent psychologists of the time, Edwin Boring, Clark Hull, and Alexander Luria, are discussed, based on previosly unpublished correspondence. The final chapters discuss Wertheimer's essays on democracy, freedom, ethics, and truth, detail personal challenges Wertheimer faced during his last years. His major work, published after his death, is Productive Thinking. Its reception is examined, and a concluding chapter considers recent responses to Max Wertheimer and Gestalt theory. This intellectual biography will be of interest to psychologists and readers interested in science, modern European history, and the Holocaust. D. Brett King is senior instructor of psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder. Michael Wertheimer is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Max Wertheimer and Gestalt Theory

Max Wertheimer and Gestalt Theory
Author: Michael Wertheimer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN: 1351506463
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Max Wertheimer and Gestalt Theory Book Excerpt:

The ideas of Max Wertheimer (1880-1943), a founder of Gestalt theory, are discussed in almost all general books on the history of psychology and in most introductory textbooks on psychology. This intellectual biography of Wertheimer is the first book-length treatment of a scholar whose ideas are recognized as of central importance to fields as varied as social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, problem solving, art, and visual neuroscience. King and Wertheimer trace the origins of Gestalt thought, demonstrating its continuing importance in fifteen chapters and several supplements to these chapters. They begin by reviewing Wertheimer's ancestry, family, childhood in central Europe, and his formal education. They elaborate on his activities during the period in which he developed the ideas that were later to become central to Gestalt psychology, documenting the formal emergence of this school of thought and tracing its development during World War I. The maturation of the Gestalt school at the University of Berlin during 1922-1929 is discussed in detail. Wertheimer's everyday life in America during his last decade is well documented, based in part on his son's recollections. The early reception of Gestalt theory in the United States is examined, with extensive references to articles in professional journals and periodicals. Wertheimer's relationships and interaction with three prominent psychologists of the time, Edwin Boring, Clark Hull, and Alexander Luria, are discussed based on previously unpublished correspondence. The final chapters discuss Wertheimer's essays on democracy, freedom, ethics, and truth, and detail personal challenges Wertheimer faced during his last years. His major work, published after his death, is Productive Thinking. Its reception is examined, and a concluding chapter considers recent responses to Max Wertheimer and Gestalt theory. This intellectual biography will be of interest to psychologists and readers inte

Max Wertheimer Productive Thinking

Max Wertheimer Productive Thinking
Author: Max Wertheimer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN: 3030360636
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Max Wertheimer Productive Thinking Book Excerpt:

Max Wertheimer (1880-1943), a pioneer of 20th-century psychology, had a major influence on the development of cognitive psychology, especially the psychology of perception and of productive thinking. His work "Productive Thinking" (1945), written in New York, is regarded as a milestone in creativity research. Consisting of many examples of creative thought processes - from geometric tasks to socio-psychologically relevant conflict resolutions to the development of Einstein's theory of relativity - the book leads the reader through a multi-faceted body of thought in the psychology of thinking. Only a few texts in psychology have remained significant even after a period of three quarters of a century - Max Wertheimer's Productive Thinking is such an exception. This book, which also presents an exposition of Gestalt psychology, highlights the "productive" (insightful) versus automatic (unreflected) thought processes for many areas of life. In addition to examples from school teaching, the chapter on the emergence of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity is of lasting interest to today's generation of psychologists, pedagogues, brain researchers, neuroscientists and philosophers. Wertheimer had the unique opportunity to analyze Einstein's thinking in direct conversation. An introductory commentary by Viktor Sarris for this new edition of the first publication of Productive Thinking in 1945 offers a detailed account of the genesis and reception of Wertheimer's work.

Gestalt Psychology in German Culture 1890 1967

Gestalt Psychology in German Culture  1890 1967
Author: Mitchell G. Ash
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1998-10-13
ISBN: 9780521646277
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gestalt Psychology in German Culture 1890 1967 Book Excerpt:

A full-length historical study of Gestalt psychology in Germany, based on exhaustive research in primary sources.

A Study Guide for Psychologists and Their Theories for Students MAX WERTHEIMER

A Study Guide for Psychologists and Their Theories for Students  MAX WERTHEIMER
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN: 1410333418
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Psychologists and Their Theories for Students MAX WERTHEIMER Book Excerpt:

Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science, and history, this concise study guide is a one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them. Consistently formatted entries typically cover the following: biographical sketch and personal data, theory outline, analysis of psychologist's place in history, summary of critical response to the theory, the theory in action, and more.

A Source Book Of Gestalt Psychology

A Source Book Of Gestalt Psychology
Author: Ellis, Willis D
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 1136305483
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Source Book Of Gestalt Psychology Book Excerpt:

"First Published in 1999, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Gestalt Theory

Gestalt Theory
Author: Max Wertheimer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9781593776954
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On Perceived Motion and Figural Organization

On Perceived Motion and Figural Organization
Author: Max Wertheimer,Michael Wertheimer
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0262017466
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Perceived Motion and Figural Organization Book Excerpt:

This work by and about Max Wertheimer collects together new translations of his two most important articles and places them in both historical and contemporary contexts with the addition of essays by Michael Wertheimer ... [et al.]

Fractal Architecture

Fractal Architecture
Author: James Harris
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0826352014
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fractal Architecture Book Excerpt:

Throughout history, nature has served as an inspiration for architecture and designers have tried to incorporate the harmonies and patterns of nature into architectural form. Alberti, Charles Renee Macintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Courbusier are just a few of the well- known figures who have taken this approach and written on this theme. With the development of fractal geometry--the study of intricate and interesting self- similar mathematical patterns--in the last part of the twentieth century, the quest to replicate nature's creative code took a stunning new turn. Using computers, it is now possible to model and create the organic, self-similar forms of nature in a way never previously realized. InFractal Architecture, architect James Harris presents a definitive, lavishly illustrated guide that explains both the "how" and "why" of incorporating fractal geometry into architectural design.

The Visual Turn

The Visual Turn
Author: Angela Dalle Vacche
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780813531731
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Visual Turn Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays demonstrates the usefulness of looking at cinema with the analytical methods provided by art theory. The Visual Turn is a dialogue between art historians and film theorists from the silent period to the aftermath of World War II. Its aim is to broaden the horizons of film studies, while making students of art history more comfortable when they approach the key texts of classical film theory.

Gestalt Psychology for Marketing and Leadership

Gestalt Psychology for Marketing and Leadership
Author: 50MINUTES,
Publsiher: 50 Minutes
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2015-09-02
ISBN: 2806266300
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gestalt Psychology for Marketing and Leadership Book Excerpt:

Influence customer perceptions and make your advertising more memorable! This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding and implementing Gestalt psychology, providing you with the essential information and saving time. In 50 minutes you will be able to: • Understand the basic principles of Gestalt psychology and what they reveal about the functioning of the human brain • Learn how you can use this theory as a psychology-based tool in marketing and management practices • Identify each of the Gestalt laws and recognize how you can apply them to target customers more effectively, change their perceptions of products and influence their buying behavior ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | Management & Marketing 50MINUTES.COM provides the tools to quickly understand the main theories and concepts that shape the economic world of today. Our publications are easy to use and they will save you time. They provide elements of theory and case studies, making them excellent guides to understand key concepts in just a few minutes. In fact, they are the starting point to take action and push your business to the next level.

The Incomplete Child

The Incomplete Child
Author: Scot Danforth
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781433101700
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Incomplete Child Book Excerpt:

With the passage of Public Law 94-142 in 1975, the learning disability construct gained national legitimacy. Feeding that political achievement, behind the very idea of a learning disability, was the development of a science that blended neurology, psychology, and education. This book tracks the historical creation of the science of learning disabilities, beginning with the clinical research with brain-injured World War I soldiers conducted by German physician Kurt Goldstein. It traces the growth of the two primary research traditions, the psycholinguistic theory of Samuel Kirk and the movement education of Newell Kephart, exploring how specific scientific orientations, theories, and practices led to the birth of the learning disability in the United States.

Gestalt Theory

Gestalt Theory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gestalt psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Psychology

A History of Psychology
Author: William Douglas Woody,Wayne Viney
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN: 1134837089
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Psychology Book Excerpt:

A History of Psychology: The Emergence of Science and Applications, Sixth Edition, traces the history of psychology from antiquity through the early 21st century, giving students a thorough look into psychology’s origins and key developments in basic and applied psychology. This new edition includes extensive coverage of the proliferation of applied fields since the mid-twentieth century and stronger emphases on the biological basis of psychology, new statistical techniques and qualitative methodologies, and emerging therapies. Other areas of emphasis include the globalization of psychology, the growth of interest in health psychology, the resurgence of interest in motivation, and the importance of ecopsychology and environmental psychology. Substantially revised and updated throughout, this book retains and improves its strengths from prior editions, including its strong scholarly foundation and scholarship from groups too often omitted from psychological history, including women, people of color, and scholars from outside the United States. This book also aims to engage and inspire students to recognize the power of history in their own lives and studies, to connect history to the present and the future, and to think critically and historically. For additional resources, consult the Companion Website at www.routledge.com/cw/woody where instructors will find lecture slides and outlines; testbanks; and how-to sources for teaching History and Systems of Psychology courses; and students will find review a timeline; review questions; complete glossary; and annotated links to relevant resources.

A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union
Author: Linda Sargent Wood
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN: 0199922888
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A More Perfect Union Book Excerpt:

This book uncovers a holistic sensibility in post-World War II American culture that challenged Cold War logic and fed some of the century's most powerful social movements. This impulse is illustrated by focusing on Rachel Carson, Buckminster Fuller, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Maslow, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and the Esalen Institute.

New School

New School
Author: Peter M. Rutkoff,William B. Scott
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1986
ISBN: 0684863715
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of Psychology

History of Psychology
Author: D. Brett King,William Douglas Woody,Wayne Viney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN: 131735060X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Psychology Book Excerpt:

A History of Psychology: Ideas & Context, 5/e, traces psychological thought from antiquity through early 21st century advances, giving students a thorough look into psychology’s origins and development. This title provides in-depth coverage of intellectual trends, major systems of thought, and key developments in basic and applied psychology.

The Gestalt Theory and the Problem of Configuration by Bruno Petermann

The Gestalt Theory and the Problem of Configuration by Bruno Petermann
Author: Bruno Petermann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1950
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gestalt psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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UGC NET Psychology Paper II Chapter Wise Notebook Common For All Complete Preparation Guide

UGC NET Psychology Paper II Chapter Wise Notebook  Common For All   Complete Preparation Guide
Author: EduGorilla Prep Experts
Publsiher: EduGorilla
Total Pages: 1565
Release: 2022-09-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UGC NET Psychology Paper II Chapter Wise Notebook Common For All Complete Preparation Guide Book Excerpt:

• Best Selling Book in English Edition for UGC NET Psychology Paper II Exam with objective-type questions as per the latest syllabus given by the NTA. • Increase your chances of selection by 14X. • UGC NET Psychology Paper II Kit comes with well-structured Content & Chapter wise Practice Tests for your self-evaluation • Clear exam with good grades using thoroughly Researched Content by experts.

Reenchanted Science

Reenchanted Science
Author: Anne Harrington
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 0691218080
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reenchanted Science Book Excerpt:

By the 1920s in Central Europe, it had become a truism among intellectuals that natural science had "disenchanted" the world, and in particular had reduced humans to mere mechanisms, devoid of higher purpose. But could a new science of "wholeness" heal what the old science of the "machine" had wrought? Some contemporary scientists thought it could. These years saw the spread of a new, "holistic" science designed to nourish the heart as well as the head, to "reenchant" even as it explained. Critics since have linked this holism to a German irrationalism that is supposed to have paved the way to Nazism. In a penetrating analysis of this science, Anne Harrington shows that in fact the story of holism in Germany is a politically heterogeneous story with multiple endings. Its alliances with Nazism were not inevitable, but resulted from reorganizational processes that ultimately brought commitments to wholeness and race, healing and death into a common framework. Before 1933, holistic science was a uniquely authoritative voice in cultural debates on the costs of modernization. It attracted not only scientists with Nazi sympathies but also moderates and leftists, some of whom left enduring humanistic legacies. Neither a "reduction" of science to its politics, nor a vision in which the sociocultural environment is a backdrop to the "internal" work of science, this story instead emphasizes how metaphor and imagery allow science to engage "real" phenomena of the laboratory in ways that are richly generative of human meanings and porous to the social and political imperatives of the hour.