REIFICATION

To regard an abstraction as something concrete or material; a conversion of abstract concepts into a material or concrete existence. Often seen in schizophrenia.

REIFICATION: "Reification is often observed in schizophrenics who confuse abstract concepts with real things."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reification/ (accessed August 8, 2020).
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