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Contemporary Gestalt for Social Problems

How can the understanding and application of Gestalt psychology be useful in addressing contemporary problems related to individual and group behavior? Cite a specific example of a social problem (i.e. discrimination, conformity), and explain how it can be understood and addressed using Gestalt psychology.

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In today's world awareness of multiculturalism is a skill that is demanded both in the field of psychology and in the realities of everyday life in America. Without skills in this area, discrimination and prejudice can be acted out damaging interpersonal relationships in daily interactions in the workplace. Relationships, forms of communication, gender roles, discrimination, conformity, are all impacted by the cultural context of the people involved. Therefore, when working with people, cultural differences must be taken into consideration as all people are impacted by their social factors, and impact others.

Gestalt addresses these issues with by focusing on each person's subjective experience, and that person's interpretation of the meaning of the experience. Therefore the priorities and prejudices of the person's culture ...

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How can the understanding and application of Gestalt psychology be useful in addressing contemporary problems related to individual and group behavior? Cite a specific example of a social problem (i.e. discrimination, conformity), and explain how it can be understood and addressed using Gestalt psychology.

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