topological psychology

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A largely discredited psychological geometry introduced in 1936 by the Polish/German-born US psychologist Kurt Lewin (1890–1947) to represent his field theory, in particular the life space, conceived as a hodological space, and a person's locomotion within it. [So called in reference to topology, the branch of geometry concerned with the properties of a figure that remain unchanged when the figure is stretched, compressed, or bent]

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