1. The principle that an organism, or one of its actions, is not equal to merely the sum of its parts but must be perceived or studied as a whole.

2. The approach to the study of a psychological phenomenon through the analysis of a phenomenon as a complete entity in itself.

Compare: atomism.

Origin: g. Holos, entire

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Holism&oldid=20885"
First | Previous (Holing) | Next (Holistic) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.