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Wolfgang Köhler (1440)

Interests
General, experimental psychology, physiological and comparative, philosophical and theoretical psychology
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
German
Born
1887, Reva!, Estonia
Died
1967, New Hampshire, USA
Short Biography
Wolfgang Köhler (22 January 1887 – 11 June 1967) was a German psychologist and phenomenologist who, like Max Wertheimer, and Kurt Koffka, contributed to the creation of Gestalt psychology. During the Nazi regime in Germany, he protested against the ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • PhD University of Berlin, 1909
Appointments & Honors
  • Anthropoid Research Station, Canary Island, 1913-20
  • Psychological Laboratory, University of Berlin, 1920
  • Professor, University of Gottingen, 1921
  • Head, Department of Psychology, University of Berlin, 1922-35
  • William James Lecture, Harvard, 1934
  • Swarthmore College, Professor, 1935-58, Research Professor, 1946
  • APA, Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1957, President, 1958
  • Gifford Lectures, University of Edinburgh, 1958
  • Honorary Citizen, City of Berlin, 1965
  • Hon. President, Deutsche Gesellschaft fiir Psychologie, 1967
  • Hon. Doctoral Degrees from Pennsylvania, Chicago, Freiburg, Munster, Tiibingen, Uppsala Universities, and from Swarthmore and Kenyon Colleges
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Member, American Philosophical Society
  • Member, National Academy of Science
Principal Publications
  • 1913 Ober unbemerkte Empfindungen und Urteilstiiuschungen (Unnoticed feelings and misjudgements). Zeitschriftfiir Psychologie, 66, 51-80.
  • 1917 Intelligenzpriifung an Menschenaffen. (The mentality of apes, English translation, Harcourt Brace, 1925.)
  • 1929 Gestalt Psychology. Liveright (rev. edn, 1947).
  • 1938 The Place of Value in a World of Facts. Liveright.
  • 1958 The present situation in brain physiology. American Psychologist, 13, 150-4.
  • 1965 Unsolved problems in the field of figural after-effects. Psychological Record, 15, 63-83.
  • 1969 The Task of Gestalt Psychology. Princeton University Press (posthumous).