What is another word for gestalt?

Pronunciation: [ɡəʃtˈɑːlt] (IPA)

Gestalt is a German term that refers to a unified whole. This concept has its roots in psychology and is used to describe how people perceive the world in terms of patterns, shapes, and forms. Gestalt cannot be easily explained by a single synonym. Still, some words come close to defining this concept, such as formation, structure, composition, and arrangement. Other related terms include holistic, cohesive, integrated, complete, and unified. Gestalt theory proposes that the mind inherently organizes stimuli into meaningful patterns that provide insight into the individual's perception and thought processes. Understanding the various synonyms for gestalt makes it possible to have a more coherent and comprehensive understanding of this concept.

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Usage examples for Gestalt

Moerlin also wrote a history of Osiandrism entitled: Historia, welcher gestalt sich die Osiandrische Schwaermerei im Lande zu Preussen erhaben.
"Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church"
Friedrich Bente
"You're looking at the Allr, the closest cultural gestalt to us, and somewhere near our level.
"Victory"
Lester del Rey
It made the idea of having the gestalt of 50-some Presidents squashed in along with it perversely appealing.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom"
Cory Doctorow

Famous quotes with Gestalt

  • Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.
    Charlotte Bunch
  • Dateline Mesopotamia, 3500 B.C. That's when the multi-faceted sounds we call music got its humble beginnings. It seems clappers were sent out the the fields to scare evil spirits away. These clappers started getting into the beat of their duty and, bingo, you got drums. From there, horns, strings, reeds, the whole orchestral gestalt. So, born in staving off death, music continues to nourish us in a variety of forms as different as the colors of the spectrum.
    Jeffrey Vlaming
  • This is not the Cayce material, with information seemingly coming from some vast storehouse of knowledge. In those terms no such storehouse exists. Knowledge does not exist independently of the one who knows. Someone gave Cayce the material. It did not come out of thin air. It came from an excellent source, a pyramid gestalt personality, with definite characteristics, but the alien nature of the personality was too startling to Cayce, and he could not perceive it.
    Jane Roberts
  • Simply stated, this is one of the thumbnail passages that explain Seth's concept of God: "He is not human in your terms, though he passed through human stages; and here the Buddhist myth comes closest to approximating reality. He is not one individual, but an energy gestalt. If you remember what I said about the way in which the universe expands, that it has nothing to do with space, then you may perhaps dimly perceive the existence of a psychic pyramid of interrelated, ever-expanding consciousness that creates, simultaneously and instantaneously, universes and individuals that are given -- through the gifts of personal perspective -- duration, psychic comprehension, intelligence, and eternal validity.
    Jane Roberts
  • Most of your God concepts deal with a static God, and here is one of your main theological difficulties. The awareness and inner experience of this gestalt constantly changes and grows. There is no static God. When you say, "This is God," then God is already something else.
    Jane Roberts

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