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.