Sources for Further Study

Bar-Gal, David, Martin Gold, and Miriam Lewin, eds. The Heritage of Kurt Lewin: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York: Plenum Press, 1992. Published with the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Includes a bibliography. De Rivera, Joseph, comp. Field Theory as Human-Science: Contributions of Lewin's Berlin Group. New York: Gardner Press, 1976. An English translation of research conducted by Lewin and his students when Lewin was at the University of Berlin. Lewin, Kurt. A Dynamic Theory of Personality. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959. Lewin's first major English work, consisting of a translation of many of his first papers published in Germany. _. "Group Decision and Social Change." In Readings in Social Psychology, edited by Theodore M. Newcomb and Eugene L. Hartley. New York: Holt, 1958. Describes how Lewin changed food preferences during World War II, providing an excellent example of how to apply field theory to practical problems. _. Resolving Social Conflicts; and, Field Theory in Social Science. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1997. A reprint of two of Lewin's most influential works, collecting his major papers discussing practical problems of modern society such as prejudice and group conflict. Provides excellent examples of how to apply field theory to social problems. Marrow, Alfred Jay. The Practical Theorist: The Life and Work ofKurt Lewin. New York: Teachers College Press, 1977. This definitive biography of Lewin, written by one of his students, describes the life of Lewin and provides a glimpse of the personality behind field theory. Wheelan, Susan A., Emmy A. Pepitone, and Vicki Abt, eds. Advances in Field Theory. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 1990. A collection of essays addressing issues in field theory such as managing social conflict, self-help groups, field theory and the construction of social problems, and academic sex discrimination.

Anthony R.. Pratkanis and Marlene E. Turner

See also: Groups; Motivation.

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