symbolic representation


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symbolic representation

in psychoanalysis, the substitution by the unconscious of a simple concrete image or symbol for a highly emotionally charged idea or object.
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In The Great Divorce, once the dream is entered (through the frame of fantasy mentioned in the "Preface" and indicated at the awakening of the narrator at the end of the narrative), which ushers the reader into the realm of choices made in the afterlife, the level of symbolic representation has been attained.
The purpose of this study was to explore the predictive relationship between the level of symbolic representation in three aspects of preschoolers' sociodramatic play and reading and mathematics abilities and rate of growth from ages 5 to 8 years for children with and without disabilities.
Child development principle number five states that symbolic representation of real objects is indicative of development proceeding to greater complexity (Bredekamp & Copple, 1997).
The final piece, "Reserve a la correspondence," in which a long-lost convict details the torments of confinement, provides a symbolic representation of the author's "mission" -- to write (and thus, perhaps, to right) the wrongs of the world.
If you talk about symbolic representation, you lose the focus.
That has been our lot ever since we diverged from other primates; with the development of language, symbolic representation, and the other accoutrements of civilization, the process of change has been accelerating.
Namely, the traditional dichotomy between symbolic representation and active representation is of particular importance to the study of the American presidency.
Slightly jarring in an otherwise simple and very stylised production was the inclusion of a ubiquitous ballet group whose addition was often confusing, invariably unnecessary and occasionally inappropriately amusing as symbolic representation of Fate and his minions directing the lives of the mortals involved in the plot.
He also discusses the transition made by Ned Kelly from folk hero to 'National Hero', noting that with Kelly's placement on an Australian postage stamp the tradition has come full circle, where the individual who defies the state and its laws 'achieves the ultimate symbolic representation of state and its laws' (p.
Alternatively, it is possible that the men (and women) who composed, revised and transmitted this legend understood it as a symbolic representation of the conflict between Church and Synagogue.