Wertheimer, Max, 1880-1943

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Max Wertheimer (1880-1943) was a German psychologist, philosopher and co-founder of Gestalt psychology. From 1912 to 1918 at the university in Frankfurt, he formulated the Gestalt theory with Wolfgang Köhler and Kurt Koffka. In 1933 Wertheimer emigrated to the United States, where he assumed a professorship at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He was also a guest lecturer at Princeton and Columbia universities. He wrote a number of essays and articles, and from 1921 to 1935 edited and published the multilanguage journal Psychologische Forschung. His only book-length work, Productiuve Thinking, was published posthumously in 1945.

From the guide to the Max Wertheimer papers, 1885-1943, ca. 1926-1943, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Max Wertheimer (1880-1943) was a German psychologist, philosopher and co-founder of Gestalt psychology.

From 1912 to 1918 at the university in Frankfurt, he formulated the Gestalt theory with Wolfgang Köhler and Kurt Koffka. In 1933 Wertheimer emigrated to the United States, where he assumed a professorship at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He was also a guest lecturer at Princeton and Columbia universities. He wrote a number of essays and articles, and from 1921 to 1935 edited and published the multilanguage journal Psychologische Forschung. His only book-length work, Productiuve Thinking, was published posthumously in 1945.

From the description of Max Wertheimer papers, 1885-1943, bulk (ca. 1926-1943). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122580550

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referencedIn Harrower, Molly, 1906-1999. Molly Harrower papers, 1886-1999. University of Akron, Bierce Library
creatorOf Max Wertheimer papers, 1885-1943, ca. 1926-1943 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Wertheimer, Max, 1880-1943. [Papers by Max Wertheimer : Pamphlet vol.] HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Wertheimer, Max, 1880-1943. Max Wertheimer papers, 1885-1943, bulk (ca. 1926-1943). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Wolfgang Köhler Papers, 1862-1976 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Anshen, Ruth Nanda. Ruth Nanda Anshen papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Köhler, Wolfgang, 1887-1967. Papers, 1914-1967. American Philosophical Society Library
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associatedWith Anshen, Ruth Nanda. person
associatedWith Anshen, Ruth Nanda. person
associatedWith Arnheim, Rudolf. person
associatedWith Born, Max, 1882-1970. person
associatedWith Ehrenfels, Christian, Freiherr von, 1859-1932. person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. person
associatedWith Einstein, Elsa person
associatedWith Einstein, Elsa. person
associatedWith Gurwitsch, Aron person
associatedWith Gurwitsch, Aron. person
associatedWith Harrower, Molly, 1906-1999. person
associatedWith Hornbostel, Erich Moritz von, 1877-1935. person
associatedWith Husserl, Edmund, 1859-1938. person
associatedWith Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961. person
associatedWith Koffka, Kurt, 1886-1941. person
associatedWith Köhler, Wolfgang, 1887-1967. person
associatedWith Lewin, Kurt, 1890-1947. person
associatedWith Mannheim, Karl, 1893-1947. person
associatedWith Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979. person
associatedWith Myers, Charles S. person
associatedWith New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Sedlmayr, Hans, 1896-1984. person
associatedWith Spence, Kenneth W. (Kenneth Wartenbee), 1907-1967. person
associatedWith Wertheimer, Lise, 1928- person
associatedWith Wertheimer, Wilhelm person
associatedWith Wertheimer, Wilhelm. person
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Bohemia (Czechoslovakia)
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Psychology, Experimental
Learning, Psychology of
Sugar trade--Czech Republic--Bohemia
Sugar trade
Ethnomusicology
Psychology--Study and teaching
Social psychology
Gestalt psychology
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Psychologists
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Birth 1880-04-15

Death 1943-10-12

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