gestaltism


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gestaltism

(ɡəˈʃtæltɪzəm)
n
(Psychology) psychol Gestalt psychology
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The literature in medical education suggests a myriad of approaches through which this issue can be addressed, with theories of behaviorism, neobehaviorism, gestaltism, cognitivism and humanism offering some pertinent guidelines.
(101.) The term gestalt, or gestaltism, comes from "[t]he 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." Gestalt Definition 368920, STEDMANS MEDICAL DICTIONARY available at Westlaw.
The influence of the fields of psychology, gestaltism, linguistics and enculturation are evident in Vygotsky's sociocultural approach.