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Kurt Koffka (1311)

Developmental, experimental psychology, philosophical and theoretical psychology and general
1886, Berlin, Germany
1941, Massachusetts, USA
Short Biography
Kurt Koffka (March 18, 1886 – November 22, 1941) was a German psychologist. He was born and educated in Berlin. Along with Max Wertheimer and his close associates Wolfgang Kohler they established Gestalt psychology. Koffka’s interests were wide-ranging, ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • PhD University of Berlin, 1909
Appointments & Honors
  • Professor, University of Giessen, 1911-27
  • Co-founder and Editor, Psychologische Forschung, 1921-35
  • Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1924-5
  • Research Professor, Smith College, 1927-32
  • Research Fellow, USSR Government, 1932
  • Professor, Smith College 1932-41
Principal Publications
  • 1912 Zur Analyse der Vorstellungen und ihrer Gesetze. Eine experimentel/e Untersuchung. (An analysis of perceptions and their laws. An experimental investigation). Quelle and Meyer.
  • 1915 Zur Grundlegung der Wahmehmungspsychologie. Eine Auseinandersetzung mit V. Benussi. (On the basis of perception. A discourse with V. Benussi.) Zeitschrift fiir Psycho/ogie, 73, 11-90.
  • 1922 Perception: An introduction to the Gestalt Theory. Psychological Bulletin, 19, 531-85.
  • 1924 Growth of the Human Mind. (Reprinted by Transaction Books, 1980.)
  • 1935 Principles of Gestalt Psychology. Harcourt, Brace.