Gestalt Psychology Principles – Interactive Site

I found this interactive site that helps explain and depict the principles of Gestalt psychology.

For Gestalt psychologists, the whole (and how things are related) is greater than the sum of the parts. They would say that the relationship among elements determines our experience—not the individual elements themselves.

This is important for cognitive psych because Gestalt Psychology can show us that the mind imposes structure and organization on our surrounding environment, simplifying the world and making it meaningful.

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