Gestalt Psychology

Needs Satisfaction Cycle

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Here is a graphic of the Gestalt needs satisfaction cycle. In Gestalt theory, a lot of distress and problems in human functioning occur because people get stuck between the various stages, unable to complete their gestalt. These ‘stuck’ stages, each of which has its own article, are introjection, projection, retroflection, deflection, devaluation, and confluence.

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