Kurt Lewin facts for kids
September 9, 1890
Mogilno, County of Mogilno, Province of Poznań, German Empire
|Died||February 12, 1947
|Citizenship||Germany, United States|
|Alma mater||University of Berlin|
|Known for||Group dynamics, action research, T-groups|
|Institutions||Institute for Social Research
Center for Group Dynamics (MIT)
National Training Laboratories
|Doctoral advisor||Carl Stumpf|
|Doctoral students||Leon Festinger, Roger Barker, Bluma Zeigarnik John Thibaut|
|Other notable students||Rudolf Arnheim, Morton Deutsch|
|Influences||Gestalt psychology, Kurt Koffka, Jacob L. Moreno|
|Influenced||Fritz Perls, Abraham Maslow, David A. Kolb, Eric Trist, Brian J. Mistler, Urie Bronfenbrenner|
Kurt Lewin (September 9, 1890 – February 12, 1947) was a German-American psychologist, known as one of the modern pioneers of social, organizational, and applied psychology in the United States. Exiled from the land of his birth, Lewin (// lə-VEEN) made a new life for himself, in which he defined himself and his contributions within three lenses of analysis: applied research, action research, and group communication were his major offerings to the field of communication.
Lewin is often recognized as the "founder of social psychology" and was one of the first to study group dynamics and organizational development. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Lewin as the 18th-most cited psychologist of the 20th century.
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