concrete thinking


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con·crete think·'ing

thinking of objects or ideas as specific items rather than as an abstract representation of a more general concept, as contrasted with abstract thinking (for example, perceiving a chair and a table as individual useful items and not as members of the general class, furniture).
Thought derived from the senses, which reflects experience rather than abstract reasoning. Persistence or reappearance of concrete thinking in adults is abnormal and seen in those who are unable to generalise, linked to primary or developmental defects, or it may develop secondary to organic brain disease or schizophrenia

concrete thinking

Psychiatry Cognition that reflects experience, rather than abstraction, typical of those who are unable to generalize

con·crete think·ing

(kŏn-krēt' thingk'ing)
Consideration of objects or ideas as specific items rather than as an abstract representation of a more general concept, as contrasted with abstract thinking (e.g., perceiving a chair and a table as individual useful items and not as members of the general class, furniture).
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Our inherited rigid concrete thinking, coupled with inaccurate information and assumptions, hinders our progress to more accurate rational thought.
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Political thought may be described as concrete thinking about political phenomena.