employing an abstract attitude- a way of thinking in which a person can acknowledge the presence of all factors of an environment, and still switch their focus on and off of specific factors.

ABSTRACT THINKING: "Cerebral individuals interested in the arts, literature, and mental health, are often referred to as abstract thinkers."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ABSTRACT THINKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/abstract-thinking/ (accessed June 28, 2017).