SYMBOLIC PROCESS

process of thinking where certain ideas, pictures or other mental statement acts as intermediary of thought. This term is commonly used to differentiate higher thinking processes from the lower ones; 2. In psychology, this is action where symbol serves as replacement for the restrained desire or urge. See symbolization.

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Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SYMBOLIC PROCESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/symbolic-process/ (accessed September 25, 2020).
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