This term means organized whole and is the basis of Gestalt Psychology. Gestalt psychologists study how people integrate and organize perceptual information into meaningful wholes. For example, can you recognize this, (: > o) ? The reason you may be able to recognize that these symbols look like a face is because of some Gestalt principle of organization that explains how people are able to see some meaningful organization and shape when individual parts are seen together. Although each of the parts that make up the face has meaning by themselves, when they are put together, we are able to perceive them as a whole unit.

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