in regards to cognitive theory, a reasonable way of thinking about an agent in an abstract way that is not directly correlated to it's other forms.

ABSTRACT REPRESENTATION: "Abstract representation is frequently used in our daily lives, and just rarely noticed or identified."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ABSTRACT REPRESENTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/abstract-representation/ (accessed January 17, 2021).