(Mental Model, Conceptual Framework, Paradigm, Cognitive Map, Mental Representation, Worldview, Mindset, Belief System, Cognitive Structure, Frame of Reference, Heuristic)

Other names for Schema
(Mental Model, Conceptual Framework, Paradigm, Cognitive Map, Mental Representation, Worldview, Mindset, Belief System, Cognitive Structure, Frame of Reference, Heuristic)

1. Mental Model: A term widely used in cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence to refer to the representations people have in their minds about the object or topic at hand.

2. Conceptual Framework: A term used primarily in research, which refers to the structure of concepts and theories that help in understanding a particular topic or problem.

3. Paradigm: A scientific term used to refer to a framework containing all the commonly accepted views about a subject, a structure of what direction research should take and how it should be performed.

4. Cognitive Map: Used in psychology and education, it refers to a type of mental processing, or cognition, that functions as a kind of framework that helps to create and recall mental images.

5. Mental Representation: A term used in psychology to denote a mental image or idea held about something.

6. Worldview: A term used in philosophy and sociology to refer to the set of beliefs and perspectives through which an individual interprets the world and their place in it.

7. Mindset: A term that refers to a set of beliefs or a way of thinking that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.

8. Belief System: A term that refers to the collective beliefs of an individual or society, the overall perception of reality from a particular conscious perspective.

9. Cognitive Structure: Similar to schema, this is a mental arrangement of information in the mind.

10. Frame of Reference: This is a complex set of assumptions and attitudes which we use to filter perceptions to create meaning.

11. Heuristic: A term used primarily in psychology and decision theory, it refers to the mental shortcuts or “rules of thumb” that individuals use to make decisions or judgments.

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