Principles Of Grouping (Gestalt Laws Of Grouping)

The Principles of Grouping (or Gestalt Laws of Grouping) are a set of principles in psychology that were first proposed by Gestalt psychologists to account for the observation that humans naturally perceive objects as organized patterns and objects. This perceptual tendency to perceive patterns and connectedness is a principle known as Prägnanz. Gestalt psychologists argued that these principles exist because the mind has an innate disposition to perceive patterns in the stimulus based on certain rules.

These principles are organized into five categories: Proximity, Similarity, Continuity, Closure, and Connectedness.

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