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Abstract Thinking

The ability to use symbolic representation or logic. The opposite of abstraction, according to Carl Jung, is concretism.



Example: A middle schooler is struggling with his algebra homework; he can’t seem to wrap his head around the concept of variables.

Abstract Thinking
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Abstract Thinking. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 21, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/abstract-thinking/