gestaltism


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gestaltism

 [gĕ-stawl´tizm]
the theory in psychology that the objects of mind, as immediately presented to direct experience, come as complete unanalyzable wholes or forms (Gestalten) that cannot be split up into parts.

ge·stalt·ism

(ge-stahlt'izm),
The theory in psychology that the objects of mind come as complete forms or configurations which cannot be split into parts; for example, a square is perceived as such rather than as four discrete lines.
[see gestalt]

gestaltism

/ge·stal·tism/ (gah-stawl´tizm) (gah-shtawl´tizm) the theory in psychology that the objects of mind, as immediately presented to direct experience, come as complete unanalyzable wholes or forms (Gestalten) which cannot be split up into parts.

ge·stalt·ism

, gestalt psychology (ge-stahlt'izm, ges-tahlt' sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The theory in psychology that the objects of mind come as complete forms or configurations that cannot be split into parts; e.g., a square is perceived as such rather than as four discrete lines.