Gestalt Psychology in German Culture, 1890-1967: Holism and the Quest for Objectivity

Gestalt Psychology in German Culture, 1890-1967: Holism and the Quest for Objectivity

by Mitchell G. Ash
     
 

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

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

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ISBN-13:
9780521646277
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Psychology Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Social and Intellectual Settings: 1. The academic environment and the establishment of experimental psychology; 2. Carl Stumpf and the training of scientists in Berlin; 3. The philosophers' protest; 4. Making a science of mind: styles of reasoning in sensory physiology and experimental psychology; 5. Challenging positivism: revised philosophies of mind and science; 6. The Gestalt debate: from Goethe to Ehrenfels and beyond; Part II. The Emergence of Gestalt Theory, 1910–1920: 7. Max Wertheimer, Kurt Koffka and Wolfgang Köhler; 8. Laying the conceptual and research foundations; 9. Reconstructing perception and behaviour; 10. Insights and confirmations in animals: Köhler on Tenerife; 11. The step to natural philosophy: Die Physischen Gestalten; 12. Wertheimer in times of war and revolution: science for the military and toward a new logic; Part III. The Berlin School in Weimar Germany: 13. Establishing the Berlin School; 14. Research styles and results; 15. Theory's growth and limits: development, open systems, self and society; 16. Variations in theory and practice: Kurt Lewin, Adhemar Gelb and Kurt Goldstein; 17. The encounter with Weimar culture; 18. The reception among German-speaking psychologists; Part IV. Under Nazism and After: Survival and Adaptation: 19. Persecution, emigration and Köhler's resistance in Berlin; 20. Two students adapt: Wolfgang Metzger and Kurt Gottschaldt; 21. Research, theory and system: continuity and change; 22. The post-war years; Appendices; List of unpublished sources; Notes; Index.

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