Psychology Gestalt Laws

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Figure-ground
a small, complex, symmetrical object (the figure) is seen as seperate frm a background (the ground)
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Similarity
figures sharing shape, size or colour, are grouped together with other things that look the same
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Proximity
objects which are close together are perceived to be related
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Continuity
straight lines, curves and shapes are perceived to carry on being the same
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Closure
lines of shapes are perceived as complete figures even if parts are missing
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figures sharing shape, size or colour, are grouped together with other things that look the same

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Similarity

Card 3

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objects which are close together are perceived to be related

Back

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Card 4

Front

straight lines, curves and shapes are perceived to carry on being the same

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Card 5

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lines of shapes are perceived as complete figures even if parts are missing

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