VERBAL THOUGHT

a reasoning procedure which necessitates language and thereby symbolizes the merging of language and idea. Kids initially utilize language to direct thought by speaking aloud; only later does speech get repressed to come to be internal verbal thought.

VERBAL THOUGHT: "It's a good thing I can keep my verbal thoughts to myself!"
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VERBAL THOUGHT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/verbal-thought/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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