Learning Objectives

  1. Imagine how modern psychology might look today had Hitler not come to power and where American Neobehaviorism had to interact with German gestalt psychology on equal terms.
  2. Recall a time when you personally discovered a gestalt.
  3. Explain why the Doppler Effect is not an auditory illusion.
  4. Defend the importance of including the gestalt principles of perception in 21st century general psychology textbooks.
  5. Identify how Sultan created a new gestalt when he solved the banana problem.
  6. Assess the results of Asch's conformity experiment.
  7. Support the idea that gestalt psychology encompassed more than just the study of sensation and perception.