prelogical thinking

pre·log·i·cal think·'ing

the product of primary process thinking. See: prelogical mind.

pre·log·i·cal think·ing

(prē-loj'ik-ăl thingk'ing)
A concrete type of thinking, characteristic of children and primitives, to which schizophrenic people sometimes regress.
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* Prelogical thinking, which is characterized by primitive, incomplete thought processes and may present as seemingly tangential rambling.
Prelogical thinking is typical of children between ages 2 and 6.
the power of logic' sees metaphor as an instance of the prelogical thinking which culminates in factual knowledge.