POSTFORMAL THOUGHT

the involved manners wherein adults structure their thinking based upon the complex nature of adult life. It is a further development upon Jean Piaget's concept of formal operations, that are cultivated in adolescence to adult cognition, and comprises a comprehension of the relative, nonabsolute nature of insight- an approval of contradiction as a basic factor of reality- the capacity to break down contrasting ideas, emotions, and encounters into more concise, all-encompassing wholes- and the capacity to solve both ill-and well-defined dilemmas.

POSTFORMAL THOUGHT: "Postformal thought is an involved concept that can be time-consuming for many to really grasp and understand well."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSTFORMAL THOUGHT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/postformal-thought/ (accessed November 14, 2019).
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