|born on||18 March 1886 at 12:45 (= 12:45 PM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||27°50' 04°23 Asc. 02°34'|
German psychologist who, along with Max Wertheimer and his close associate Wolfgang Kohler, established Gestalt psychology. Koffka’s interests were wide-ranging, and they included perception, hearing impairments in brain-damaged patients, interpretation, learning, and the extension of Gestalt theory to developmental psychology.
From 1904-1907 Koffka was enrolled in the University of Berlin as a psychology student and earned his PhD there in 1909 as a student of Carl Stumpf.
In 1927, he accepted a position at the Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, which he retained until his death on 22 November 1941 from Coronary thrombosis.
- associate relationship with Wertheimer, Max (born 15 April 1880). Notes: Co-founders of Gestalt psychology
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1921 ("The Growth of the Mind")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1935 ("Principles of Gestalt Psychology")
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin City Archives.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Coronary thrombosis)
- Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Psychology)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Co-founder of Gestalt psychology)