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Kurt Lewin
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Born
Kurt Lewin

September 9, 1890
Mogilno, County of Mogilno, Province of Poznań, German Empire
Died February 12, 1947(1947-02-12) (aged 56)
Nationality German
Citizenship Germany, United States
Alma mater University of Berlin
Known for Group dynamics, action research, T-groups
Scientific career
Fields Psychology
Institutions Institute for Social Research
Center for Group Dynamics (MIT)
National Training Laboratories
Cornell University
Duke University
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 (/ləˈvn/ 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.

Mogilno tablica pamiatkowa Kurta Lewina
Kurt Lewin (plaque in Mogilno)

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