In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about understanding the difference between Behaviorism and Gestalt Psychology by looking at theories of language development.
Have you ever wondered how our brains make sense of objects? How we know a book is a book and a glass of milk is a glass of milk, as opposed to the particles that make up those things?
Scientists have wondered a lot about this, especially a group of German psychologists from the Berlin School of Experimental Psychology. They we're interested in how we understand and make meaningful perceptions out of a very chaotic world. Out of their work we get gestalt principles.