POVERTY OF IDEAS

a thought disruption, frequently correlated with dementia, extreme depression, and schizophrenia, wherein there is lessened spontaneity and progression of thought as proven by speech which is general or full of mundane or meaningless recurrences or stereotyped statements.

POVERTY OF IDEAS: "The student's poverty of ideas won't carry him very far past elementary school."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POVERTY OF IDEAS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/poverty-of-ideas/ (accessed April 1, 2020).
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