gestaltism

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. [see gestalt]

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n.
a school of psychology that regards mental processes as wholes (gestalts) that cannot be broken down into constituent parts. From this was developed gestalt therapy, which aims at achieving a suitable gestalt within the patient that includes all facets of functioning.

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ge·stal·tism (gə-stawlґtiz-əm) (gə-shtawlґtiz-əm) [gestalt + -ism] a theory in psychology that claims that objects of the mind, as immediately presented to direct experience, come as complete, unanalyzable wholes or forms (Gestalten) that cannot be split up into parts; called also gestalt theory.

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  • gestaltism — n. a school of psychology, originating in Germany, that regards mental processes as wholes (gestalts, from the German meaning ‘form’ or ‘body’) that cannot be broken down into constituent parts. From this was developed gestalt therapy, which aims …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gestaltism — gestaltˈism noun Gestalt psychology • • • Main Entry: ↑Gestalt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Гештальтизм (Gestaltism) — теория в психологии, рассматривающая психические процессы как единое целое (гештальты (gestalts)), которое не может быть разделено на отдельные составные части. Отсюда берет свое начало гештальтная терапия (gestalt therapy), целью которой… …   Медицинские термины

  • ГЕШТАЛЬТИЗМ — (gestaltism) теория в психологии, рассматривающая психические процессы как единое целое (гештальты (gestalts)), которое не может быть разделено на отдельные составные части. Отсюда берет свое начало гештальтная терапия (gestalt therapy), целью… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • configuraţionism — CONFIGURAŢIONÍSM s.n. (fil.) Gestaltism. [pr.: ţi o ] – Din engl. configurationism. Trimis de LauraGellner, 30.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CONFIGURAŢIONÍSM s. v. gestaltism. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  configuraţionísm s …   Dicționar Român

  • gestalt — A perceived entity so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable from its parts. See gestaltism. [Ger. shape] * * * ge·stalt gə s(h)tält, s(h)tȯlt n, pl ge·stalt·en ən or …   Medical dictionary

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  • structuralism — STRUCTURALÍSM s.n. Teorie lingvistică contemporană care susţine că limba este un sistem autonom, că alcătuieşte o structură în care diversele părţi se află în relaţii şi se condiţionează reciproc. ♦ p. gener. Teorie şi metodă aplicată în domeniul …   Dicționar Român

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