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140 years ago
(1866)

  • 2.3. : Kurt GRELLING (1866-1942) is born in Berlin.


120 years ago
(1886)

  • 18.3. : Kurt KOFFKA (1886-1941) is born in Berlin.
  • 14.4. : Edward TOLMAN (1886-1959) is born in West Newton.
  • 6.9. : Edgar RUBIN (1886-1951) is born.


110 years ago
(1896)

  • 13.1. : Ferdinand WEINHANDL (1896-1973) is born in Judenburg, Austria.
  • 23.6. : E. TRAVIS LEE is born.
  • Fritz HEIDER (1896-1988) is born in Vienna.
  • Jean PIAGET is born.

 


100 years ago
(1906)

  • 25.1..: Molly HARROWER (1906-1999) is born in Johannesburg.
  • 1.2. : Edwin RAUSCH (1906-1994) is born.
  • 29.7. : Muzafer SHERIF (1906-1988) is born.
  • 14.12. : Hedwig von RESTORFF (1906-1962) is born in Berlin.
  • Sarah SLIOSBERG is born in Grodno (Poland).


90 years ago
(1916)

  • 19.2. : Ernst MACH (1838-1916) dies in Munich.
  • 9.3. : Robert BALES is born.
  • Max WERTHEIMER leaves Frankfurt to teach at Berlin.

80 years ago
(1926)

  • 24.3. : Heinz HECKHAUSEN:is born.
  • Kurt GOTTSCHALDTs paper on hidden figures is published ("Über den Einfluß der Erfahrung auf die Wahrnehmung von Figuren", Psychologische Forschung 8, 261-317).
  • Kurt LEWINs paper on quasi-needs as determining sequences of thoughts and actions is published in Psychologische Forschung..
  • Joseph TERNUS' paper on phenomenal identity is published: "Experimentelle Untersuchungen über phänomenale Identität", Psychologische Forschung 7.
  • Wolfgang KÖHLER publishes "Zur Komplextheorie" (Psychologische Forschung, 8, 236-243).

70 years ago
(1936)

  • 31.3. : Wolfgang SCHÖNPFLUG is born.
  • 7.8. : Adhèmar GELB (1887-1936) dies in Schömberg/Calw, Netherlands.
  • 14.12. : Albert BREGMAN is born in Toronto.
  • Max WERTHEIMER starts his series of seminars in New York at the New School for Social Research (-1941).
  • Kurt LEWIN publishes "Principles of Topological Psychology" (New York and London: McGraw-Hill).
  • Wolfgang METZGERs: "Gesetze des Sehens" (Laws of Seeing) appears in its first edition (Frankfurt: Kramer; 2nd ed. 1953, 3rd ed. 1975).
  • Junius F. BROWN publishes "Psychology and the Social Order".

60 years ago
(1946)

  • Albert MICHOTTE publishes "La perception de la causalité" (Louvain: Editions de l'Institut supérieur de Philosophie; Engl. translation appeared in 1963: "The Perception of Causality", London: Methuen).

50 years ago
(1956)

  • Year commonly accepted as marking the beginning of the cognitive revolution
 

40 years ago
(1966)

  • Edwin RAUSCH publishes "Probleme der Metrik", "Das Eigenschaftsproblem in der Gestalttheorie der Wahrnehmung" and "Paradoxien der Identität".

30 years ago
(1976)

  • 8.7. : Siegmund (Fuchs) FOULKES (1898-1976) dies in London.
  • Gaetano KANIZSA publishes "Subjective Contours" (Scientific American, 234, 48-52).
  • Joseph de RIVERA publishes "Field Theory as Human-Science. Contributions of Lewin's Berlin Group" (New York: Gardner Press).

20 years ago
(1986)

  • 25.1. Robert W. LEEPER (1904-1986) dies.
  • 28.10. :Ronald LIPPITT (1914-1986) dies.
  • 11.11. : Kenower BASH (1913-1986) dies in Zurich.
  • Paolo BOZZI joins the Advisory Board of the journal "Gestalt Theory".
  • Wolfgang STADLER and Heinrich CRABUS publish Wolfgang METZGERs "Gestalt-Psychologie. Ausgewählte Werke aus den Jahren 1950 bis 1982" (omnibus volume of selected works): Frankfurt Waldemar Kramer.

10 years ago
(1996)

  • 20.2. : Solomon ASCH (1907-1996) dies.
  • 24.3. : Erna HRUSCHKA (1912-1996) dies.
  • 10.7. : Heik PORTELE (1933-1996) dies.
  • 12.10. : Paul FRAISSE (1911-1996) dies in Chatenay-Malabry.
 

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