Bauhaus, Gestalt Theory, and Problem-Solving: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
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Duncker, Karl, 1903- --Influence; Bauhaus; Problem solving; Gestalt psychology;
This video talk is about creative problem-solving in relation to the research of German psychologist Karl Duncker (1903-1940), who is commonly credited with originating the term "functional fixedness." It talks about Duncker's difficult life (subject to depression, he died by suicide at age 37) in the context of his research of problem-solving, his contributions to Gestalt psychology, and various speculations about his indirect influence on teaching strategies at the Dessau Bauhaus, the famous school of art and design. Also discussed are the conceptual connections between his ideas and the practices of Friedrich Froebel (who originated kindergarten), traditional Japanese architecture, and American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Written, produced and narrated by Roy R. Behrens (©2022).
UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Behrens, Roy R., "Bauhaus, Gestalt Theory, and Problem-Solving: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX" (2022). Behrens Video Archive. 3.