a procedure of thought wherein items are thought to be alike or even twin-like because they share a specific trait. Jean piaget deemed such thinking to be common of the preoperational phase of early cognitive development. Likewise, psychoanalysis correlates it with the primary process thinking that is normal for the id. that cultivates itself in fantasies and dreams.

PREDICATE THINKING: "Predicate thinking is not often studied in general psychology, even when discussing Freud and dream state topics."
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