Definition of Mental process
1. Noun. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents. "The cognitive operation of remembering"
Generic synonyms: Cognition, Knowledge, Noesis
Specialized synonyms: Basic Cognitive Process, Higher Cognitive Process
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Derivative terms: Operate
Medical Definition of Mental process
1. The prominence of the chin at the anterior part of the mandible. Synonym: protuberantia mentalis, mental process. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Process
Literary usage of Mental process
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Primer of Psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"mental process.— We must now ask how it is that a mental process differs ... If the mental process were in all respects the same as the chemical and the ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"What are the conditions of a mental process? Some psychologists affirm that, as the mind is always found together with a living body, so it is always ..."
3. Elements of Mental Philosophy: Abridged and Designed as a Text-book for by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1854)
"mental process in separating and abstracting them. The manner of expressing ourselves on the subject of ..."
4. A Text-book of psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"5- mental process, Consciousness and Mind true to say that we cry because we are sorry ; our crying is the effect of certain nervous (that is, ..."
5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1911)
"A nervous process which is effective for consciousness may, however, occur without a mental process. The mental process, on the other hand, cannot occur ..."
6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"The answers to these questions can be determined only by first noting what psychology can say about it as a mental process. In the first place, ..."