(18 Mar 1886 - 22 Nov 1941)
German-American psychologist who co-founded and became the most influential spokesman for the Gestalt school of psychology. He applied it to child development, learning, memory and emotion.
Science Quotes by Kurt Koffka (1 quote)
Psychology is a very unsatisfactory science.
— Kurt Koffka
In Principles Of Gestalt Psychology (1935), 22. Note: the same statement appears as an epigraph, attributed to Wolfgang Kφhler, in Francis Crick, The Astonishing Hypothesis: the Scientific Search for the Soul (1995), 71. In turn, this source has been cited in works by others, also attributing the quote to Kφhler. Perhaps that is a mis-attribution, or if stated by Kφhler, he may have only echoed Koffka. Contact Webmaster if you know a primary source by Kφhler that predates Koffka.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Koffka's birth. 18 Mar
- Kurt Koffka: An Unwitting Self-Portrait, by Molly Harrower. - book suggestion.