ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY OF PERCEPTION AND LEARNING

ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY OF PERCEPTION AND LEARNING

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ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY OF PERCEPTION AND LEARNING An entire visual field may look "clear" or "chaotic.'One person s movements seem "steady". those of another 'erratic",Faces of some people seem relaxed. those of others tense or empty or soft. The scientific thinking of the time, which reduced everything to basic elements. made no provision for such qualities ILLUSIONS AND OUR PERCEPTUAL WORLD. Our tendency to organize perceptions may lead to a perceptual or psychological environment that is very different from the physical one, as shown in numerous psychological illusions. GESTALT VS. STRUCTURALISM ~ BEHAVIORISM. Introspection and behavior are both part of phenomenal world and thus suitable for scientific study. but by concentrating on minute reflexes and sensations, behaviorists and Wundtians left out the larger patterns of behavior and consciousness that are the essence of mental life. In Titchener's structuralist psychology, perception was an assemblage of sensations that always had
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ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY OF PERCEPTION AND LEARNING

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