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The Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Development

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Gestalt means _____.

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1. Which of the following statements would be in agreement with the Gestalt theory?

2. During an experiment, you see a picture of a car flash on the left side of the screen, then the same car flashes on the right side of the screen. These images create the illusion that the car is moving. This is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of apparent movement and perceptual grouping, two key terms related to Gestalt theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following:

  • Definition of gestalt
  • Apparent movement
  • Phi phenomenon
  • Perceptual grouping

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as phi phenomenon and perceptual grouping
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gestalt theory

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled The Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Development. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Identify what Gestalt means and the early work under Gestalt theory
  • Review Ehrenfels and Wertheimer's work on Gestalt theory
  • Learn what perceptual grouping is and how it relates to Gestalt theory
  • Recall what the phi phenomenon is and how apparent movement relates to it
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