Major Movements in Psychology

Gestalt Psychology

What is the difference between Gestalt psychology and Gestalt psychotherapy?

Gestalt therapy, a school of psychotherapy founded by Fritz Perls in the 1940s, is completely distinct from Gestalt psychology, the body of research and theory derived from Max Wertheimer’s experiments with perception. Gestalt therapy is commonly considered part of humanistic psychology and incorporates principles from the philosophical schools of phenomenology and existentialism as well as psychoanalysis and Gestalt psychology.


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