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Finding aid for Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909) online

06/28/2012

The literacy estate of Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909) is one of the most important in the history of psychology. The Adolf-Würth-Center is happy to inform you that we are now able to present an extensive finding aid of more than 250 pages.

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Two new finding aids online

06/28/2012

With the finding aids for Wilhelm Arnold (1911-1983) and Heiner Erke (1939-2007) we offer two new sources for the recent history of the German psychology after the Second World War.

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The estate of the well-known memory-psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909) was recently donated to the Adolf-Würth-Center for the History of Psychology by Ebbinghaus’ family.

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The Department of Psychology in Jena 1939

06/28/2012

Cinematic insights into the Department of Psychology and its functioning during the Nazi regime are rare. The Adolf-Würth-Center was able to obtain such a film about the Institute in Jena.

 

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A wheel that made Psychology move

06/28/2012

A hundred years ago, Max Wertheimer’s paper about the perception of motion was published. His studies about the Phi-Phenomena, performed by the wheel tachistoscope, marked the beginning of the Frankfurt School of Gestaltpsychologie.

 

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There are two aspects making psychologist Georg Ernst Anschütz quite unique: first of all, he dealt with the early phenomena of synaesthesia; secondly, there is his highly controversial association with the Nazi regime. The Adolf-Würth-Centre for the history of Psychology received a gift that may help to understand Anschütz' life and work a lot better.

 

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