SYMBOLIC FUNCTION

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The process primarily described in relation to young children, from age 2 to 4, in which children can create mental images of objects and store them in their minds for later use.

SYMBOLIC FUNCTION: "Example of symbolic function is when a child plays to a teddy to put him asleep."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SYMBOLIC FUNCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/symbolic-function/ (accessed June 29, 2022).

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