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Facets of an Academic’s Life

A Memoir

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 1-16
  3. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 17-40
  4. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 41-58
  5. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 59-77
  6. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 79-95
  7. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 97-117
  8. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 119-136
  9. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 137-164
  10. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 165-197
  11. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 199-213
  12. Michael Wertheimer
    Pages 215-234
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 235-545

About this book

Introduction

This is the life story of the oldest living member of the famous Wertheimer family, beautifully narrated and richly illustrated from the author’s vast stock of memorabilia and his unfailing memory. It is a memoir, but at the same time a document of the exodus of German-speaking psychologists to the New World, which left the homeland scientifically shattered. This lovingly-written pictorial archive of 80 years of the history of modern psychology, shaped by the momentous events of WWII, belongs on the shelf of every psychologist, theoretical, experimental, and clinical, as it gives us the story of how the scientific heritage in Europe and America merged to form the broad and strong disciplines now in our hands, told by one of its premier historical representatives.

Prof. em. Lothar Spillmann, University of Freiburg, Germany 

Contents

  • Childhood in Germany and the United States
  • Early Teen Years
  • College Years: Swarthmore
  • Graduate Schools: Hopkins and Harvard
  • Wesleyan
  • Early and Later Years in Colorado
  • Retirement Years
  • Appendices: Childhood Creations, Scholarly Efforts, Professional Associations, Travels, etc.

Target Groups

Psychologists, behavioral scientists, historians, academics, professors, general public

The Author

Michael Wertheimer is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research focus is on the history of psychology, Gestalt theory, and cognitive neuroscience.

Keywords

History of psychology Immigration Autobiography Higher education in the United States Academia Self-fulfillment Michael Wertheimer Work-life balance University life Retirement Mountaineering International travel Multilingualism American Psychological Association (APA) Twentieth-century America

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Depart. of Psychology and NeuroscienceUniversity of Colorado BoulderBoulderUSA

About the authors

Michael Wertheimer is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research focus is on the history of psychology, Gestalt theory, and cognitive neuroscience.

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