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Principles of Topological Psychology by Kurt Lewin (1936) Reprint of 1936 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Topological psychology may be described non-technically as an attempt to comprehend human behavior in terms of the objects which are present, and of the relations among "events" taking place in a given environment ("life-span"). Lewin contends that it provides the basis for a truly scientific psychology. The Lewin's equation, B = ƒ(P, E), is a psychological equation of behavior developed by Kurt Lewin. It states that behavior is a function of the person in their environment. The equation is the psychologist's most well known formula in social psychology, of which Lewin was a modern pioneer. When first presented in Lewin's book "Principles of Topological Psychology," published in 1936, it contradicted most popular theories in that it gave importance to a person's momentary situation in understanding his or her behavior, rather than relying entirely on the past. review: Lewin is marvelous and this book is so loaded with information and detail on how Gestalten might be used, viewed and tracked in the perceptual process, that it is an invaluable potential base for serious play in the minds of it's readers. The book is as powerful today as it ever was, and it was great from the day it was published. For people who like to think about thinking, visualizing what happens, and how things work, It would be difficult to find a better or more comprehensive book on "human mapping." The book is straightforward, well written, and a grand explication of how one might capture multiple aspects of human processing, scientifically or otherwise, in a visual format or a cognitive map. If one wanted to find basic information on ideas like fields, boundaries, paths, interactions and a host of other ideas, he or she might be hard pressed to get a more fundamentally solid set of definitions and constructs with which to work. This is dynamite stuff. People who like psychological history will love to speculate on the importance of this book. People who like to reinvent the wheel will enjoy it one more time by embracing this seminal gem from 1936. I just love it. comment: According to Dr. John Coleman (Committee of 300), the British "Tavistock Institute of Human Relations", an institute for brainwashing and social engineering, likes to use this type of psychology to manipulate its victims - individuals and entire populations. ebooks: LEWIN, Kurt - Principles of Topological Psychology 251p.pdf tags: psychology, gestalt, mind control, manipulation, indoctrination, propaganda, cognitive, deception, social engineering
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