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Lewin, Kurt 1890-1947

Works: 246 works in 1,152 publications in 7 languages and 14,804 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Other, Honoree, Creator, Editor, Film editor
Classifications: HM251, 150
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A dynamic theory of personality; selected papers by Kurt Lewin( Book )

59 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field Theory in Social Science : Selected Theoretical Papers by Kurt Lewin( Book )

85 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resolving social conflicts : selected papers on group dynamics by Kurt Lewin( Book )

58 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major theme of this book is the influence of the group to which an individual belongs -- the ground for his perceptions, his feelings, and his actions
Principles of topological psychology by Kurt Lewin( Book )

90 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to build a set of constructive concepts based on both experimental investigations and case histories by means of which one can represent psychological reality. These concepts are intended to unify diverse fields of psychology. The concepts are intended to be operational and descriptive. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
The complete social scientist : a Kurt Lewin reader by Kurt Lewin( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging collection acquaints contemporary scholars with Lewin's fundamental work. The articles offer evidence of the workings of an innovative mind engaged in the philosophy of science in social, personality, motivation and developmental psychology; in applying psychology to the amelioration of social problems; and in formulating social policy. Each article in this anthology remains a relevant contribution to the world's culture. Together, they reflect the extraordinary range of Lewin's intellectual activity as a philosopher of science, research psychologist, applied psychologist and sage
Resolving social conflicts ; &, Field theory in social science by Kurt Lewin( Book )

20 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Lewin is best known as the foremost proponent of "field theory"--The notion that individuals, and the groups that surround them, are not independent elements but interdependent. The social group, Lewin believed, is the primary shaper of a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The concept is now so commonly held that it's hard to imagine that it was ever considered "groundbreaking". Yet it doesn't begin to cover the range of pioneering work that Lewin contributed to social and personality psychology. Through his prolific research and writing, he brought innovative concepts to both the methods and the language of social psychology. Throughout his life, Lewin struggled to adhere to his self-imposed vision of the researcher who maintains a "constant intense tension" between theory and reality. His favourite metaphor was that of a bridge, connecting research with action, laboratory with community. This reprinted volume seeks to reacquaint students and historians of psychology with Lewin's enduring contributions to social psychology. Translated from the German, it provides a foray into Lewin's work and into his idiosyncratic vision
The conceptual representation and the measurement of psychological forces by Kurt Lewin( Book )

46 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We have attempted to describe the position of the concept force in psychology and to discuss major methods of measuring psychological forces. One of our objectives is to bring into the open and to apply scientific standards to those concepts which actually underlie certain recognized research methods and to eliminate those unnecessary accessories which create ranch discussion but little progress"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Field theory as human-science : contributions of Lewin's Berlin group( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the formation of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues which emerged from Kurt Lewin's Berlin group
Frustration and regression : an experiment with young children by Roger G Barker( Book )

22 editions published between 1941 and 1977 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scientific readers unfamiliar with Lewinian concepts might do well to preface their approach to these experimental studies with the reading of Part I, "Formalization and Progress in Psychology" of Studies in Topological and Vector Psychology I (University of Iowa Studies in Child Welfare, 1940, Vol. 16, No. 3). Another approach would be to begin directly with Chapter II of this study, "Experimental Regression Through Frustration," reserving for later reading the theoretical sections of Studies I and II. The present researches are important in demonstrating the generalized character of the phenomenon of regression: frustration leads to primitive behavior even in areas not connected to inaccessible goals. Behavior is modified in a central fashion. This book experiments with children and their frustration and regression." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychologie dynamique : les relations humaines by Kurt Lewin( Book )

37 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in topological and vector psychology by Kurt Lewin( Book )

19 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and German and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a beginning study in topological psychology, enabling the student of psychology to make a fresh start in the understanding and utlization of Dr. Kurt Lewin's methods. Certain it is that all psychologists are interested in Dr. Lewin's major attempt to employ new methods of formulating and mathematizing in psychology in such a way as to retain the basic and primary demands of psychology itself. His dynamic theories lead to certain derivatives whose experimental confirmation rightly is held to be of special significance. In these earlier studies the constructs have been kept semimathematical, as against nonmathematical (which would be confusing) or a display of mathematical technicalities that become devoid of psychological meaning. The work moves forward with two feet upon the ground: one theoretical or conceptual, the other experimental. The why and the what are brought into mutual relationship; they are made to serve each other. The validity of this process rests upon its demonstrated fruitfulness. That Lewin and his colleagues are willing to attack the hard problems that lie at the heart of social psychology (although out on the periphery of psychology as revealed to most pre-Gestalt workers), is in itself encouraging"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Kurt-Lewin-Werkausgabe by Kurt Lewin( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die psychologische Situation bei Lohn und Strafe by Kurt Lewin( Book )

26 editions published between 1931 and 1974 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Lösung sozialer Konflikte : ausgewählte Abhandlungen über Gruppendynamik by Kurt Lewin( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feldtheorie in den Sozialwissenschaften : ausgewählte theoretische Schriften by Kurt Lewin( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundzüge der topologischen Psychologie by Kurt Lewin( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authority and frustration by Kurt Lewin( Book )

6 editions published in 1944 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feldtheorie by Kurt Lewin( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Entwicklung der experimentellen Willenspsychologie und die Psychotherapie by Kurt Lewin( Book )

10 editions published between 1929 and 1970 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology of early childhood up to the sixth year of age by William Stern( Book )

14 editions published between 1927 and 1930 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the third edition of the book in which the author set out to discuss the most essential sides of the child's psychic life as far as they develop up to his sixth year. The new literature considered and used in this book is rather concerned with the following subjects: (1) The general theory of psychic life in childhood; here arose the possibility of more closely connecting the theories of mental psychology (Bühler) and of form-psychology (Koffka) with the theory of the personality, which has become even more decisively than before the foundation of my own attitude. (2) Experimental examination of little children for purposes of enquiry and test. (3 and 4) Psychoanalysis and the Montessori method. We have also added a small number of further extracts from our own diaries, the contents of which, being mainly unpublished so far, give promise of a rich yield in the future. To give facilities for the comparison of the present arrangement and compass of the book with the earlier editions, the most important differences are given as follows: Part I--The survey of the development of child psychology has been brought up to the present time and the general consideration of methods enlarged. Part II (Before Speech)--The first signs of intelligence have been discussed in more detail with reference to Bühler's and Kohler's theories; the origin of sense-perception has received a different treatment which has some points of contact with form-psychology and which emphasises more strongly than before the inadequacy of "element" and "association" psychology; a critical attitude is assumed towards the theory of "infantile sexuality." Part III--The treatment of speech-development remains unchanged, but a new chapter has been added on the test enquiry into childish proficiency in speech (Descoeudres). Part IV (Looking at Pictures)--Here also there has been especial enlargement of the experimental part (Lotto method-Grade method). Part V (Memory)--Includes mention of the Montessori exercises. Part VI (Imagination and Play)--The play-theory is dealt with from the personality point of view; closer consideration is given to the views of the psychoanalysts (symbolism of imagination, dream-interpretation, sexual theory of play). On the other hand, discussion of confabulation and drawing have been deleted, to be included in a new Part VII--This treats under the title of "Enjoyment and Creative Power" the introductory stages and first initial forms of æsthetic feeling; the paragraphs dealing with fairy-tale imagination, the child and music, drawing from copies, are new, and the treatment of spontaneous drawing has been partly altered. Part VIII, dealing with "Thought and Intelligence," has a new experimental chapter, which treats of enquiries into power of abstraction and number as well as of the application of intelligence-tests to early childhood"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
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The complete social scientist : a Kurt Lewin reader
Alternative Names
Kurt Lewin Duits psycholoog (1890-1947)

Kurt Lewin German-American psychologist

Kurt Lewin psicólogo alemán nacionalizado estadounidense

Kurt Lewin psicologo tedesco

Kurt Lewin psycholog niemiecki

Kurt Lewin psychologue américain

Levin Kurt

Levin, Kurt 1890-1947

Lewin, K.

Lewin, Kurt

Lewin, Kurt Tsadek 1890-1947

Lewin, Kurt Zadek

Курт Левин

Курт Левін

Левин К. психолог 1890-1947

Левин, Курт 1890-1947

Левин, Курт немецкий и американский психолог

Левин психолог

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לוין, קורט

לוין, קורט 1890־1947

كورت ليفين

كورت ليفين عالم نفس أمريكي

کورت لوین

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레빈, 쿠르트 1890-1947

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Resolving social conflicts : selected papers on group dynamicsThe complete social scientist : a Kurt Lewin readerResolving social conflicts ; &, Field theory in social science