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    Every psychological event depends upon the state of the person and at the same time on the environment, although their relative importance is different in different cases
    — Kurt Lewin
    tags: time  people  environment 
     
    Social action, just like physical action, is steered by perception.
    — Kurt Lewin
    tags: action  perception 
     
    Fortunately I experienced Max Wertheimer's teaching in Berlin and collaborated for over a decade with Wolfgang Köhler. I need not emphasize my debts to these outstanding personalities. The fundamental ideas of Gestalt theory are the foundation of all our investigations in the field of the will, of affection, and of the personality.
    — Kurt Lewin
    If you want to learn about an organization, try to change it.
    — Kurt Lewin
    tags: learn 
     
    When we are young we are like a flowing river - and then we freeze.
    — Kurt Lewin
    tags: young 
     
    Experience alone does not create knowledge.
    — Kurt Lewin
    tags: experience  alone 
     
    The American cultural ideal of the self-made man, of everyone standing on his own feet, is as tragic a picture as the initiative – destroying dependence on a benevolent despot. We all need each other. This type of interdependence is the greatest challenge to the maturity of individual and group functioning.
    — Kurt Lewin
    There is nothing so practical as a good theory.
    — Kurt Lewin
    A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat, but not too much, above his last achievement.
    — Kurt Lewin
    No research without action, no action without research.
    — Kurt Lewin
    tags: action  research 
     
    If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.
    — Kurt Lewin
    Learning is more effective when it is an active rather than a passive process.
    — Kurt Lewin
    tags: process  learning 
     
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