concrete thinking


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concrete thinking

[′käŋ‚krēt ′thiŋk·iŋ]
(psychology)
Mental processes characterized by literalness and the tendency to be bound to the most immediate and obvious sense impressions, as well as by a lack of generalization and abstraction.
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In addition, they manipulated abstract and concrete thinking by asking participants to consider issues that weren't related to the product categories.
Concrete thinking, whereby language and perceptions are interpreted literally.
This same evolution from concrete thinking to the potential for abstraction is seen in the frontal lobe development of an individual, from childhood to adulthood.