These photographs, pathways, drawings, maps, charts and graphics appear in David Katz’s Psychological Atlas (1948), a book intended for “arousing a zeal for the study of psychology”. Katz (1 October 1884 – 2 February 1953) , a psychologist and professor at the University of Stockholm specialising in Gestalt psychology and phenomenology, used the 396 illustrations drawn from rare books and the classroom to form a compendium of the mind to better illustrate his lectures. He discovered that “no matter how the members of his audience differed in comprehension of his language, the use of graphic materials aroused their interest and served to illustrate his points.”
The books is split into themes: “General Psychology”, “Character and Topology”, “Developmental psychology”, “Physical Handicaps”, “Medical Psychology”, “Occult Phenomena”, “Applied and Animal psychology” and “Eminent Psychologists”.
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