Wertheimer, Max

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Wertheimer, Max Gender: M
born on 15 April 1880 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Prague, Czech Republic, 50n05, 14e26
Timezone LST m14e26 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°36' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°14 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 17°52'

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Austro-Hungarian-born psychologist who was one of the three founders of Gestalt psychology, along with Kurt Koffka and Wolfgang Köhler. He is known for his book, Productive Thinking, and for conceiving the phi phenomenon as part of his work in Gestalt psychology.

Wertheimer became interested in psychology and studied under Carl Stumpf at the University of Berlin. Wertheimer then went on to obtain his PhD in 1904 under Oswald Külpe, at the University of Würzburg and then began his intellectual career teaching in Frankfurt.[clarification needed : What school?] For a short time he left Frankfurt to work at the Berlin Psychological Institute, but returned in 1929 as a full professor.[clarification needed : What school?] Wertheimer eventually ended up on the faculty of The New School in New York, a position he held until his death.

He died 12 October 1943.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Koffka, Kurt (born 18 March 1886). Notes: Co-founders of Gestalt psychology

Source Notes

Starkman quotes the biography Max Werheimer & Gestalt Theory by D. Brett King and Michael Wertheimer:

"Wilhelm [the father] recorded in his journal (MW-CU) that "Max Wertheimer was born in Prague. Rabinegrass No. 16, second story, on Thursday, 15 April 1880, at 6.00 in the morning"


  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator