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Holism

Holism

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


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