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Gestalt Psychology: An Introduction to New Concepts in Modern Psychology
Gestalt Psychology An Introduction to New Concepts in Modern Psychology Author:Wolfgang Kohler A Discussion of Behaviorism. — Psychology As a Young Science. — A Criticism of Introspection. — Dynamics as Opposed to Machine Theory — Sensory Organization. — The Characteristics of Organized Entities. — Behavior. — Association. — Recall. — Insight. — THE FRONTIERS OF PSYCHOLOGY — Freud, Jung, Adler, William James, Wertheimer and Wolfgang Kohler...these a... more »re the modern psychologists who have brought new concepts and new interpretations to the science of psychology.
In this penetrating and thought-provoking study of Gestalt Theory, Professor Kohler explains how the nervous system gives a unitary answer to the total stimulating situation with which it is confronted at a given time -- how we see, feel and hear as an integrated whole rather than as a combination of separate parts.
"Gestalt Psychology's challenge to the Behaviorists opens new roads for advance in the study of human reactions."
- New York Times
"Bids fair to be the most significant and vital point in psychology since William James."
-New York Herald Tribune
Professor Emeritus of Swarthmore College, from which he received an honorary doctorate in 1959, and Visiting Professor of Psychology at Dartmouth College, Wolfgang Kohler left Germany in 1935 when Nazis began it interfere with his research. As a student he invented a procedure by which the vibrations of the living eardrum can be registered. A few years later, he began his investigations of anthropoid apes, the results of which he described in The Mentality of Apes. He is also the author of "The Place of Value in a World of Facts" & "Dynamics in Psychology." The revised edition of Gestalt Psychology, his best known work, was published in hardcover from by Liveright Publishing Corporation.« less