Definition of Gestalt psychology
1. Noun. (psychology) a theory of psychology that emphasizes the importance of configurational properties.
Terms within: Gestalt Law Of Organization, Gestalt Principle Of Organization
Generic synonyms: Scientific Theory
Category relationships: Holism, Holistic Theory, Psychological Science, Psychology
Medical Definition of Gestalt psychology
1. The theory in psychology that the objects of mind come as complete forms or configurations which cannot be split into parts; e.g., a square is perceived as such rather than as four discrete lines. Origin: see gestalt (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gestalt Psychology
Literary usage of Gestalt psychology
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Environmental Theology by Richard Cartwright Austin (1990)
"1 This characterization of Paul Goodman's "Gestalt" psychology is a striking equivalent, in contemporary language, to Edwards' thought about affections. ..."
2. Environmental Theology by Richard Cartwright Austin (1990)
"This definition of eros derives from Paul Goodman's gestalt psychology as interpreted by Taylor Stoehr in his introduction to Nature Heals: The ..."
3. A New Guide to the Collections in the Library of the American Philosophical by J. Stephen Catlett (1987)
"Correspondence, lectures, notebooks, photographs, slides, movies, concerning Köhlers career as one of the founders of gestalt psychology. ..."
4. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"For detailed discussion, see, Wolfgang Kohler, gestalt psychology, The New American Library, New York and Toronto, 1947, pp. 42 and ff. 8. ..."