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field

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. A bounded area.

2. (field of study) A particular academic area of investigation, traditionally within a single academic discipline (such as sociology...

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Gestalt theory

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A theory of perception and social understanding that emphasizes the degree to which individuals understand phenomena as wholes, greater than the sum of their individual parts. ‘Gestaltists...

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Kurt Lewin

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(1890–1947)

A German-born social psychologist who moved to America in the early 1930s and worked mainly at the University of Iowa and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His...

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Lewinian

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Of, relating to, or resembling the psychological approach of Kurt Lewin (1890–1947), a US psychologist born in a part of Germany that is now in Poland. See action research,...

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life space

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A term introduced in 1936 by the Polish/German-born US psychologist Kurt Lewin (1890–1947) to refer to the psychological field, comprising the person P and the person's environment E,...

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