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100 years ago
(1902)

  • Tamara DEMBO (1902-1993) is born in Baku, Russia.
  • Anitra KARSTEN (1902-1988) is born in Abo (Turku), Finland.
  • 25.4.: Kurt GOTTSCHALDT (1902-1991) is born in Dresden, Germany.
  • Andras ANGYAL born.
  • Junius F. BROWN born (died in 1970).

90 years ago
(1912)

  • Max WERTHEIMER:publishes 'Experimentelle Studien über das Sehen von Bewegung', Zeitschrift für Psychologie 61, 161-265 ('Experimental Studies on the Seeing of Motion'), in which the effect of so-called apparent motion (induced by stroboscopic presentation) is identified as the phi phenomenon to stress the psychological reality of the experience in contrast to the older practice of describing the effect as an illusion or mis-perception..

80 years ago
(1922)

  • Wolfgang KöHLER appointed Professor in succession of Carl STUMPF in Berlin (Psychological Institute of the Berlin University)
  • Kurt LEWIN: 'Der Begriff der Genese in Physik, Biologie und Entwicklungsgeschichte: eine Untersuchung zur vergleichenden Wissenschaftslehre' (Berlin: Springer).
  • Kurt KOFFKA: 'Perception: an introduction to Gestalt theory'. Psychological Bulletin, 19 (10), pp. 531-581.

70 years ago
(1932)

  • Christian von EHRENFELS dies.
  • Kurt LEWIN comes to United States; psychology professor at Stanford University, Cornell University, University of Iowa (1932-44).
  • E.C. TOLMAN publishes 'Purposive Behavior in Animals and Men', trying to synthesize Gestalt theory and behaviorism.

60 years ago
(1942)

  • Wolfgang METZGER accepts teaching position at Münster University and starts the Psychological Institute.
  • David KATZ: 'Animals and Men'. London: Longmans, Green.

50 years ago
(1952)

  • Solomon ASCH: Social Psychology. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall.
  • Edwin RAUSCH: Struktur und Metrik figural-optischer Wahrnehmung. Frankfurt: Kramer.
  • Edwin RAUSCH: Zum Ganzheitsproblem in der Psychologie des Denkens. Studium Generale, 5, S. 479-489.

40 years ago
(1962)

  • Prof. Wolfgang Köhler, Swartsmore (USA), is awarded the Wilhelm-Wundt-Medaille by the German Society for Psychology.
  • Wolfgang METZGER: 'Schöpferische Freiheit'. Frankfurt: Waldemar Kramer

30 years ago
(1972)

  • Wolfgang METZGER: 'Psychologie für Erzieher'.

20 years ago
(1982)

  • Abraham S. LUCHINS & Edith H. LUCHINS: 'An Introduction to the Origins of Wertheimer's Gestalt theory'. Gestalt Theory, 4, 145-171.

10 years ago
(1992)

  • Bruno WALDVOGEL: "Psychoanalyse und Gestaltpsychologie - Historische und theoretische Berührungspunkte" (Stuttgart: frommann-holzboog).
  • Hans-Jürgen P. WALTER: 'Zur erkenntnistheoretischen Differenzierung des PERLSschen Verdikts 'Mind-fucking'. Gestalt Theory, 14, 266-279.

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