Understanding the features of thinking in a psychotic subject through understanding a strategy of forming thinking in a child

  • Y. Kokorina Odessa National Medical University
  • I. Shvartsman Odessa national medical university
Keywords: thinking; speech thinking; pseudo-concept; neologism.


The article rises up a question about opportunity of understanding the peculiarities of thinking of a psychotic subject through an understanding of the strategy of thinking in a child relying on a psychodynamic approach (J. Lacan, Z. Freud) on the one hand, and the sociocultural approach (L.S. Vygotsky) on the other hand. Considering the differences in speech of an adult subject that based on abstract concepts and a child whose thinking has the character of pseudoconcepts, the authors came to the conclusion that such a feature of the child's thinking is related to the thinking of the psychotic subject, where, through the process of participation psychotic combines several different concepts on the basis of a primitive link as identical to each other. Therefore, we can say that the basis of thinking of both the child and the psychotic subject is common at the point where complex thinking is born, thanks to which the psychotic reduces words to the level of the thing.


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Kokorina, Y., & Shvartsman, I. (2018). Understanding the features of thinking in a psychotic subject through understanding a strategy of forming thinking in a child. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 29(5), 63-68. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.33531/farplss.2018.5.09