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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It is obvious that the term "wild" carries the significance provided by the whole anthropological charge contributed by the history of debate on prelogical thinking (1), wild thinking (2), magical thinking being considered to be the salt of any culture (3), the symbolic thinking of homo religiosus as a model of any human existence.
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.
the power of logic' sees metaphor as an instance of the prelogical thinking which culminates in factual knowledge.