FEATURE ABSTRACTION By N., Sam M.S. - 39 Hypothetical process where a person learns from experience with the exemplars of different categories where features are used to describe the categories. See categorisation; concept formation. FEATURE ABSTRACTION: "Feature abstraction is a hypothetical process." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY EMOTION (Theories) JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) VIGOTSKY TEST LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning INHIBITION Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FEATURE ABSTRACTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/feature-abstraction/ (accessed July 2, 2022).