CATEGORICAL THOUGHT

n. a form of abstract thinking which involves more of the use of philosophical concepts and generalized classifications. This is a standard of rationality undeveloped in some, such as in younger children who think more concretely. See concrete thinking. Also abstract attitude.

CATEGORICAL THOUGHT: "Categorical thought is consistent with the theory of cognitive development first proposed by Jean Piaget."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CATEGORICAL THOUGHT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/categorical-thought/ (accessed July 26, 2017).
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