Vladimir Aleksandrovich Gansen ( February 2, 1927 - 1997 ) - Soviet and Russian psychologist , doctor of psychological sciences, professor of the Leningrad / St. Petersburg State University , author of the methodology for the systematic description of integral objects.
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Born on February 2, 1927 in the city of Volkhovstroy (now Leningrad Oblast). In 1951 he graduated from the Physics Department of Leningrad State University .
From 1951 to 1952 he worked as a master of quality control at a plant in Ufa , from 1952 to 1959 he taught physics and mathematics in a secondary school in the village of Rossosh and Liski, Voronezh Region . Since 1959 - Senior Engineer of the Laboratory of Physiological Cybernetics of the Physiological Institute. A. A. Ukhtomsky Leningrad State University. During this period, his scientific interests were concentrated in the field of cerebral toposcopy - he created an original device that allows him to study some important aspects of the dynamics of higher nervous activity. From 1966 to 1967 he worked as a junior research fellow at Leningrad State University.
In 1965, V. A. Gansen defended his Ph.D.
For 30 years he taught at the Faculty of Psychology of Leningrad State University / St. Petersburg State University , first working as an assistant, associate professor, professor of the department of ergonomics and engineering psychology, and later as a professor of the department of general psychology.
The main studies of V. A. Ganzen are related to the development of a systems approach in the general psychological theory.
He died in October 1997.
The result of his scientific work was 90 publications. As a professor at the Department of General Psychology, he supervised the dissertation work of graduate students and applicants. He gave author’s lecture courses: “Fundamentals of General Psychology”, “Mental Processes”, “Personality Psychology”, “Systemic Methods in Psychology”.
Monographs of V. A. Gansen were used as a textbook in the course “Introduction to Cybernetics and Systemic Methods of Psychology”. Under his editorship, a Workshop on Engineering Psychology was published. For many years he led the specialization “General and Experimental Psychology” and the seminar on “Psychology of Perception” in the House of Scientists of Leningrad .
In the monograph "System Descriptions in Psychology", published in 1984 by the publishing house of Leningrad State University, V. A. Gansen formulated the postulate: "Any reality of the observed world is described by spatial, temporal, energy and informational characteristics." These four general scientific concepts - space, time, energy and information - are described by Hansen as a single general scientific basis.
V. A. Ganzen often quoted philosophers of antiquity and especially Heraclitus , whom he called his teacher; “I learned from nature and Heraclitus,” he liked to repeat. The great Heraclitian “everything is one, and one is everything” he rephrased into “wisdom is not in knowledge, but in seeing the common in different!”