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gestalt British & World English

An organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts

gestalt therapy British & World English

A psychotherapeutic approach developed by Fritz Perls (1893–1970). It focuses on insight into gestalts in patients and their relations to the world, and often uses role playing to aid the resolution of past conflicts

gestalt psychology British & World English

A movement in psychology founded in Germany in 1912, seeking to explain perceptions in terms of gestalts rather than by analysing their constituents