gestaltism

Medical Dictionary

gestaltism ge·stalt·ism (gə-shtäl'tĭz'əm, -shtôl'-, -stäl'-, -stôl'-)
n.
The school or theory of psychology that emphasizes the wholeness and organized structure of every psychological, physiological, and behavioral experience, maintaining that experiences are not reducible and thus cannot be derived from a simple summation of perceptual elements such as sensation and response. Also called Gestalt psychology.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: gestalten
Next Definition: gestant
Words Near: gestaltism
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for gestaltism
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing gestaltism
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;