1. the pictorial, magical, fantasy thinking of kids which comes before the cultivation of logical thinking. 2. with regard to psychoanalytic theory, thinking which occurs at the preconscious level. This type of thinking has at times been referenced to explain obviously unaware, intuitive thought procedures, in addition to particular types of creative leaps and knowledge.

PRECONSCIOUS THINKING: "Preconscious thinking is more common among children than adults or even adolescents."