Gestalt psychology

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Gestalt psychology was in 1924

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“Gestalt psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gestalt%20psychology. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

Gestalt psychology

noun
: 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
Gestalt psychologist noun

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