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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This type of prelogical thinking is common at baseline in people with intellectual delays, and it tends to get exaggerated when they're under stress, which is often reported as 'racing thoughts.
Prelogical thinking is typical of children between ages 2 and 6.