Wertheimer is considered the founder of Gestalt
Psychology. He studied law for several years before
graduating with his degree in philosophy. He served as a
professor at several Universities in Germany before leaving
the country in 1934 due to the war in Europe. After
which, he moved to the United States and began work with the
New School for Social Research in New York City.
1910, at only 30 years of age, he developed an interest in
perception after viewing a stroboscope in a child's toy
store. After researching with this toy and the science
behind it, he developed, along with his colleagues, theories
of perception and perceptual grouping.
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