By William E. Glassman, Marilyn Hadad
Methods to Psychology offers a latest, obtainable and coherent advent to the sphere of psychology, from its origins to the current, and indicates the contribution of psychology in figuring out human behaviour and experience.
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Over time, they identified a number of organizational principles similarity a Gestalt principle of perceptual which are sometimes called ‘laws of grouping’. Among these are organization, based on grouping together the principles of similarity (grouping similar items together) and similar elements (for example, shape or size). 6). In general, the Gestalt view was that we are proximity a Gestalt principle which states that elements which are close together tend naturally inclined to seek ways to organize sensory data; perception to be perceived as a group.
The problem with interpretation becomes more acute when we look at the behaviour of people from cultures other than our own. For example, is Yäel being an unthinking conformist when she agrees to go along with a class plan that she has private reservations about? Or is she reflecting the spirit of collectivism, emphasizing group interest, that is part of her upbringing on a kibbutz in Israel? Is Mr Takehashi being unfriendly when he fails to join his new American workmates for lunch? Or is he reacting according to the Japanese norm that says it would be rude to join his co-workers without an explicit invitation?
To indicate the importance of this interpretation issue, consider what happened in the history of taste research. One of Wundt’s students, named Federico Kiesow, did pioneering research on taste, and borrowed an analogy from colour in order to describe taste phenomena – that is, he argued that we experience mixtures of salty, sour, bitter and sweet, just as we experience mixtures of colours. It turned out that this interpretation is wrong, and although another researcher, Hjalmar Ohrwall, argued that the four taste qualities were discrete, his view was overlooked for almost a hundred years, creating a major setback in taste research!