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Gestalt psychology

Syllabification: Ge·stalt psy·chol·o·gy

Definition of Gestalt psychology in English:

noun

A movement in psychology founded in Germany in 1912, seeking to explain perceptions in terms of gestalts rather than by analyzing their constituents.
Example sentences
  • Usually applied to visual perception, gestalt psychology studies how we perceive a given scene and apprehend a whole that is always greater than the parts.
  • He was an outsider in the 30s and 40s because of his concern with gestalt psychology, and his critique of an absurd and repressive educational system and society.
  • This is the first transegoic stage and its unfolding is associated with gestalt psychology, yoga and tai ji, to name a few.

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