Kurt Lewin

Kurt
Lewin
1890
1947

German-born U.S. Social Psychologist

Author Quotes

Learning is more effective when it is an active rather than a passive process.

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.

Our behavior is purposeful; we live in a psychological reality or life space that includes not only those parts of our physical and social environment to us but also imagined states that do not currently exist.

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.

Social action, just like physical action, is steered by perception.

Experience alone does not create knowledge.

If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.

Raising the self-esteem of the minority groups is one of the most strategic means for the improvement of inter-group relations.

Author Picture
First Name
Kurt
Last Name
Lewin
Birth Date
1890
Death Date
1947
Bio

German-born U.S. Social Psychologist