Definition of Law of similarity

1. Noun. A Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Law Of Similarity

law of motion
law of multiple proportions
law of nations
law of nature
law of parsimony
law of partial pressures
law of polar excitation
law of priority
law of proximity
law of recapitulation
law of reciprocal proportions
law of referred pain
law of refraction
law of regression to mean
law of segregation
law of similarity (current term)
law of similars
law of sines
law of specific nerve energies
law of the excluded middle
law of the heart
law of the jungle
law of the land
law of the minimum
law of the tongue
law of thermodynamics
law of unintended consequences
law of volumes
law offender
law officer

Literary usage of Law of similarity

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1. Mental Science: A Compendium of Psychology, and the History of Philosophy by Alexander Bain (1870)
"AGREEMENT—law of similarity. 1. THE statement of this law is as follows :— Present Actions, Sensations, ..."

2. A Text-book of Psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"\\‘hat, then, of the law of similarity? This, be it remembered, is very different from our own amplified or extended law of association. ..."

3. Elements of Psychology by Noah Knowles Davis (1892)
"The first is the Law of Similarity, or of Repetition, thus: A present mental mode tends to suggest a past similar mode. The suggesting and the suggested ..."

4. Principles of Character Making by Arthur Holmes (1913)
"Law of Similarity Illustrated by Idiocy.—Nowhere in human inheritances does this law manifest itself with such regularity as among mental defectives of the ..."

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