PREFERRED TERM
abstract reasoning  
DEFINITION
  • Humans must rely on intrinsic cognitive functions for logical conclusions in a variety of situations. Abstract reasoning is a cognitive mechanism for reaching logical conclusions in the absence of physical data, concrete phenomena, or specific instances. [Source: Encyclopedia of Human Development; Abstract Reasoning]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/abstract_reasoning
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