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.
Generic synonyms: Gestalt Law Of Organization, Gestalt Principle Of Organization
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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 ..."