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If so, that's very odd, because there is already a school of psychology known as Gestalt Psychology. Merriam Webster defines it as “the study of perception and behavior from the standpoint of an individual's response to configurational wholes with stress on the uniformity of psychological and physiological events and rejection of analysis into discrete events of stimulus, percept, and response.”

They also cite a first known use of 1924.

Google translate says the German word for ghost is Gespenst. It translates the German word gestalt as "shape." It offers several alternative translations (form, figure, character, person, frame, build) but none of them mean ghost.

OK, I'm wrong. I'm so very, very, very wrong. And you are so very, very, very right!

Can we drop this please. It has NOTHING to do with the original post.

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