Gestalt psychology

noun

Definition of Gestalt psychology

: the study of perception and behavior from the standpoint of an individual's response to configurational wholes with stress on the uniformity of psychological and physiological events and rejection of analysis into discrete events of stimulus, percept, and response

First Known Use of Gestalt psychology

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Gestalt psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gestalt%20psychology. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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Gestalt psychology

noun

Medical Definition of Gestalt psychology

: the study of perception and behavior from the standpoint of an individual's response to gestalten with stress on the uniformity of psychological and physiological events and rejection of analysis into discrete events of stimulus, percept, and response

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