process of expressing mental processes and ideas in symbolic way, by use of words or sound. In this process, you can represent the mental state by using words symbols, sounds symbols. See also SYMBOLIC MODE.
SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION: "Use of white colour is symbolic representation of something pure, clean, innocent."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/symbolic-representation/ (accessed March 21, 2023).