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5 famous phrases by Wolfgang Köhler

5 famous phrases by Wolfgang Köhler

Wolfgang Köhler (1887-1967) was one of the main personalities that gave rise to the Gestalt psychology, along with Max Wertheimer and Kurt Koffka although the creator itself is considered to be Max Wertheimer. However, Köhler made some of the most significant contributions.

Köhler helped establish the concept of learning by Insight: sudden and automatic discernment about a series of stimuli.

Wolfgang Köler quotes

The common human experience alone is no guarantee with which we can build a science of psychology.

It is an exaggeration to say that a chimpanzee who was alone is not a true chimpanzee.

Sometimes it has been said that we find nowhere in nature an analogue of the difference between happening and being, on the one hand, and duty, on the other.

Psychology is a very unsatisfactory science.

It would be interesting to ask ourselves how many times essential advances in science have been made, due to the fact that the limits of special disciplines have not been respected ... skipping the limits is one of the most successful techniques in science.

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