Werner Heinz( German-American psychologist)
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Biography Werner Heinz
Werner (Werner) Heinz (11.2.1890, Vienna - 14.5.1964, Worcester, Massachusetts) - German-American psychologist, one of the leading specialists in developmental psychology, close to his views to Mr.. Kafka.
In 1926, Mr.. in Hamburg, he was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1933. he gave guest lectures at various American universities (Michigan, 1933, Cambridge, 1936), with 1944. worked as a professor at Brooklyn, in 1947 - at Clark University in Worcester. Werner was one of the pioneers of comparative psychology of development.
In his view, the genetic approach can be applied in cases where there is any change in behavior, ie. in relative, child, differential psychology, pathopsychology and psychology of peoples. The development of all forms of life understood as the implementation of 'ortogeneticheskogo law', . whereby self-developing system passes from a state of relative fuzziness, . uncertainty and low differentiation to a state of greater clarity, . differentiation, . communication and hierarchical integration,
. Because of this, if we are talking about child development, the society appears only private force behind the deployment of the inherent limitations of the child, immanent, and psychological structures ( 'Comparative Psychology of Mental Development', NY, 1957).
. Tried to use the law in cross-cultural research, especially in studying the process of concept formation
. He believed, . in thinking as 'primitive' Rights, . representative of the traditional society, . where no written, . and a disabled person or child has a similar structural elements: the characteristic is the lack of differentiation, . syncretic thinking, . which takes place on the type of 'complex' (individual, . actually perceived and therefore often incidental signs steadfastly united in a single image, . thinking is not separated from the perception, . emotions and actions, . there is no distinction between subject and object, . used only specific ways to categorize),
. Thus, modern man, in comparison with the 'primitive', and later reached maturity, but his intellectual development continues much longer, and not stopping at the early stages.
. Werner also conducted research on development of speech perception and, in particular, studied the process of switching the orientation of children with a form of the subject at its color.