embedded-figures test

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A test designed by the German Gestalt psychologist Kurt Gottschaldt (1902–91), and first published in the journal Psychologische Forschung in 1926, in which the respondent tries to locate simple geometrical shapes that are hidden in more complex diagrams. It is most often used to measure field dependence-independence, people who are field independent performing the task significantly better than those who are field dependent. Also called the Gottschaldt figures test. EFT abbrev.

Subjects: Psychology.

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