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Koffka, Kurt 1886-1941

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Works: 116 works in 509 publications in 7 languages and 5,688 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicator, Contributor
Classifications: BF203, 150.1924
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Most widely held works by Kurt Koffka
Principles of gestalt psychology by Kurt Koffka( Book )

109 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,756 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 )

98 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,342 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 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Festschrift; Carl Stumpf zum 75. geburtstag in dankbarkeit und verehrung gewidmet": v. 4
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 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Koffka, an unwitting self-portrait by Molly Harrower( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of the mind; an introduction to child-psychology by Kurt Koffka( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 1965 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art; a Bryn Mawr symposium( Book )

6 editions published between 1940 and 1980 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zur Analyse de Vorstellungen und ihrer Gesetze : eine experimentelle Untersuchung by Kurt Koffka( Book )

13 editions published between 1912 and 2016 in German and English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unconscious : a symposium by Charles Manning Child( )

6 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and held by 88 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. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Experimental-Untersuchungen zur Lehre vom Rhythmus by Kurt Koffka( )

11 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Grundlagen der psychischen Entwicklung : Eine Einf. in d. Kinderpsychologie by Kurt Koffka( Book )

26 editions published between 1921 and 1972 in 5 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über Vorstellungen by Kurt Koffka( )

8 editions published in 1911 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gestalt psychology by Wolfgang Köhler( Book )

8 editions published between 1930 and 1973 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour la psychologie contemporaine, la psychologie de la forme (Gestalt) représente, tout comme la psychanalyse, un pas décisif par rapport aux conquêtes du 19e s. Wolfgang Köhler, dans cet ouvrage classique, expose les bases de ses recherches sur la répartition et la régulation dynamiques et leurs prolongements possibles
Ge shi ta xin li xue yuan li by Kaofuka( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the actor as a psychological problem by Kurt Koffka( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of the mind : an introduction of child-psychology by Kurt Koffka( Book )

8 editions published between 1924 and 1965 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Teoría de la estructura : la psicología novísima by Kurt Koffka( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1950 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A source book of gestalt psychology by Willis Davis Ellis( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 15 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)
Beiträge zur Psychologie der Gestalt by Kurt Koffka( Book )

6 editions published in 1919 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Source book of gestalt psychology by Willis Davis Ellis( )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1999
 
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