Goldschmidt, Richard Hellmuth
GOLDSCHMIDT, RICHARD HELLMUTH
GOLDSCHMIDT, RICHARD HELLMUTH (1883–1968), German psychologist. Born in Posen, Goldschmidt became professor of psychology at Muenster in 1919. Just before World War ii he managed to leave for England, where he was a fellow of Oxford University's Institute of Psychology from 1939 to 1945. He returned to the university at Muenster in 1949, remaining for the rest of his career. His early research dealt with the psychology of visual perception with regard to color schemes. He published Postulat der Farbwandelspiele (1928), and later wrote Ahnung und Einsicht (1967). Other areas of Goldschmidt's scientific interest were the psychology of religion and aesthetics.