Wallach, Hans

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Wallach, Hans Gender: M
Hans Leopold Wallach
born on 28 November 1904 at 07:15 (= 07:15 AM )
Place Berlin-Schöneberg, Germany, 52n28, 13e22
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°36' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°04 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°12'


German-American experimental psychologist whose research focused on perception and learning. Although he was trained in the Gestalt psychology tradition, much of his later work explored the adaptability of perceptual systems based on the perceiver's experience, whereas most Gestalt theorists emphasized inherent qualities of stimuli and downplayed the role of experience. Wallach's studies of achromatic surface color laid the groundwork for subsequent theories of lightness constancy, and his work on sound localization elucidated the perceptual processing that underlies stereophonic sound. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, and recipient of the Howard Crosby Warren Medal of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.

Wallach was married to artist Phoebe Kasper, and they had a son Karl. Phoebe died in 1968. Hans Wallach died at age 93 on 5 February 1998 in Media, Pennsylvania. Their son Karl Wallach died in 2001.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives (no. 2773).


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Phoebe Kasper, artist)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc.
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Germany to USA)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award