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the School of Brentano. Gestalt psychology has several antecedents who contributed to GestaltSchool of Thought existence. These include the likes of Wolfgang Kohler- a phenomenologist,Max Wertheimer- an experimenter with the phi phenomenon, and Kurt Koffka – focused onperception interpretational learning, and hearing impairments (Yasnitsky, 2012).Before World War II, Gestalt psychologists had taken over the most position in Germanuniversities and as after some time they scattered as a result of World War to America where theyworked with the “like-minded” scholars to foster the theoretical framework of Gestaltpsychology (Hergenhahn & Henley, 2014, p.460). Gestalt psychology has influenced socialpsychology with its concepts of perception such as the Festinger’s theory of cognitive resonancestipulated by Kurt Lewin (Hergenhahn & Henley, 2014, p. 457). Gestalt psychology hasinfluenced the way we view things as well as the way we make our decisions. For instance, theconcepts of figure-ground relationships of proximity, similarity, closure, and inclusiveness, can
DISCUSSION POST2enable individuals to have different perceptions of an object. Also, regarding learning, Gestaltpsychology has influenced how individuals solve problems through insightful thinking andtransposition (Hergenhahn & Henley, 2014, p.456). Last, in modern day gestalt psychology, KurtLewin suggests that the concepts of Gestalt psychology have influenced conflict resolution andmotivation within life space(Wheeler, 2008).
DISCUSSION POST3ReferencesHergenhahn, B. R., & Henley, T. B. (2014). Gestalt Psychology. InAn Introduction to theHistory of Psychology(7th ed., pp. 437–462). Belmont: Wadsworth: Cengage Learning.Wheeler, L. (2008). Kurt Lewin.Social and Personality Psychology Compass,2, 1638–1650.Yasnitsky, A. (2012). A history of cultural-historical Gestalt psychology: Vygotsky, Luria,Koffka, Lewin, and others.Dubna Psychological Journal,1, 98–101.
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