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Field theory

Field theory means its best known form the school of gestalt psychology argued that in the functioning of the brain and in the behaviour of man and the higher animals the whole is greater than the sum of all its parts, that the brain could be understood better as a total field than as a collection of nerve cells, and that the cause of a particular piece of behaviour lies in the totality of a field of interacting elements rather than in the most obvious stimulus. In its social applications field theory is closely associated with the work of Kurt Lewin.

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