REORGANIZATION PRINCIPLE

The theory in gestalt psychology that new avenues of education and perception alter and disrupt older cognitive structures, leading to reorganization of those structures. See also: discontinuity hypothesis.

REORGANIZATION PRINCIPLE: "A theory of gestalt psychology, the reorganization principle posits the opposite of the associationist principle."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REORGANIZATION PRINCIPLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reorganization-principle/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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