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Gestalt is a German word for form or shape that is often used in other languages. It is used in English to refer to aspects of holism and also used more generally to refer to the 'whole nature of something' as being the 'gestalt' of something (e.g., "President Bush was also undergoing a gestalt switch of sorts on global warming policy"[1]). Gestalt may also refer to:


  • Gestalt psychology (also known as "Gestalt theory"), a theory of mind and brain, describing the Gestalt effect
  • Gestalt theoretical psychotherapy, a method of psychotherapy based on Gestalt psychology
  • Gestalt therapy, a form of psychotherapy built on the experiential ideal of "here and now" and relationships with others and the world

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