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Koffka, Kurt 1886-1941

Works: 70 works in 375 publications in 5 languages and 4,918 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF203, 150.1924
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Most widely held works by Kurt Koffka
Principles of gestalt psychology by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
66 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Otto Rank, James Hillman, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Susan Isaacs. Each volume is available on its own, as part of a themed mini-set, or as part of a specially-priced 204-volume set. A brochure listing each title in the ""International Library of Psychology"" series is available upon request
The growth of the mind; an introduction to child-psychology by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
108 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When I was invited to write a new treatise upon the Psychology of Childhood, the aim of the book, as it developed in my mind, was twofold. In the first place, I felt that I might be able to give a new and wider application to certain principles of psychological theory and research which have recently been advanced under the name of the Gestalt-Theorie, and thus might demonstrate their significance in the interpretation of childhood. In the second place, it was my belief that the teachers in the German elementary schools, for whom the book was intended, were in need of a psychology both modern and alive to the problems of the Educator. I believed it of urgent necessity that the psychological instruction usually given to teachers should be so modified as to set aside certain antiquated notions which, instead of promoting educational aims, often pervert them to such an extent that psychology is apt to become totally disregarded in educational circles. I was bold enough to believe that our new psychological principles would serve this useful purpose. And hence what I have tried to write is not so much a compendium of facts as an exposition of principles In short, I have tried to work out some of the chief principles of genetic or comparative psychology, laying special emphasis upon the evolution of the child's mind. I have adopted the plan of gathering all the notes together at the end of the volume, so that the text might have a rounded form, and also that the reader might not be disturbed in following a train of thought. In addition to references, a list of the notes contain a series of supplementary comments. In preparing this new edition of The Growth of the Mind I have done what I could to improve the book under circumstances that were not altogether favourable"--Preface. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychologische Forschung ( )
in German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Festgabe für Johannes v. Kries zum 70. geburtstag am 6. oktober 1923": v. 3, p. [209]-318
Kurt Koffka, an unwitting self-portrait by Molly Harrower ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Grundlagen der psychischen Entwicklung; eine Einführung in die Kinderpsychologie by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
23 editions published between 1921 and 1966 in German and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art; a Bryn Mawr symposium ( Book )
5 editions published between 1940 and 1980 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zur Analyse de Vorstellungen und ihrer Gesetze : eine experimentelle Untersuchung by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
10 editions published in 1912 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ge shi ta xin li xue yuan li by Kao Fu Ka ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über Vorstellungen by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
6 editions published in 1911 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experimental-Untersuchungen zur Lehre vom Rhythmus by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
5 editions published in 1908 in German and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beiträge zur Psychologie der Gestalt; Band I, herausgegeben by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
7 editions published between 1913 and 1919 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A source book of gestalt psychology by Willis Davis Ellis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1938 and 1999 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The war, differences of tongue, sentiment, and background all contributed towards making it difficult for English-speaking readers to welcome for what they were the experimental methods and results of certain German psychologists. The gap thus created was not bridged until very recent times: notably by the publication in 1935 of Professor K. Koffka's Principles of Gestalt Psychology. Even this important work, however, does not wholly effect the necessary transition from the German psychology of 1912. The present volume is offered in the hope that it may play a part in completing the structure. Too often it has been said by English and American authors that the Gestalttheorie was all--or nearly all--Theorie. It is possible that judgments of this sort were not formed on the basis of an extensive reading of the sources. The book is a series of abstracts or summaries of thirty-four articles and one book published in Germany between 1915 and 1929 by the leading exponents of Gestalt psychology and their students. Reference is given in each case to the original publication, and marginal page indications show the source of every statement. Direct translation was intentionally kept at a minimum. This has its advantages as well as its disadvantages. The original material was approximately ten times as long as the summaries. If the gist of that original has been retained, I shall be glad, for I have striven diligently to accomplish this. Wherever I have failed the interested reader will have no trouble in finding the debated passage, since the marginal page references are given as guide. My sole aim is and has been to present a faithful picture of this source material. Very few of those who may find use for this book would have cared to read all of the material, even in translation, which it condenses. If an abstract of that material is of value, losses occasioned by the abstracting process itself may not be too damaging"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Er tong xin li xue xin lun by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
9 editions published between 1929 and 1972 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of the actor as a psychological problem by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principios de psicología de la forma by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
8 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psicología de la forma by Wolfgang Köhler ( Book )
7 editions published between 1930 and 1973 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principi di psicologia della forma by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bases de la evolución psíquica : una introducción a la psicología infantil by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
6 editions published between 1926 and 1941 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Unconscious : a symposium by E Dummer ( )
4 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After many centuries, the unconscious which has hitherto been the realm of the mystic or the mesmerist, is now being claimed for science. The psychiatric approach, however, having been made from the standpoint of pathology, by Healy in the field of delinquency, by Freud and his followers in the study of mental disease, has shown the regressive manifestations of the unconscious. In the belief that modern science offered valuable clues, Professor W. I. Thomas was asked to organize a conference on this synthetic tendency in the unconscious. He selected a number of specialists representing biology, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and anthropology, requesting them to present their interpretations or at least to speak of the problem as it appears in its relation to their particular fields of research or experience. The result is the following series of papers, presented at the City Club of Chicago, April 29th to May 1st, 1927, under the auspices of the Illinois Society for Mental Hygiene"--Introduction
La teoría de la estructura : (la psicología novísima) by Kurt Koffka ( Book )
7 editions published between 1900 and 1950 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Koffka, K.
Koffka, K. 1866-1941
Koffka, K. 1886-1941
Koffka, K. (Kurt), 1866-1941
Koffka, K. (Kurt), 1886-1941
Koffka, Kurt
コフカ, クルト
卡尔·考夫卡 1886-1941
English (204)
German (59)
Spanish (26)
Chinese (11)
Italian (5)