mental representation

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Noun1.mental representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or imagemental representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
overlap, convergence, intersection - a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
instantiation - a representation of an idea in the form of an instance of it; "how many instantiations were found?"
antitype - a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by a type or symbol; especially a figure in the Old Testament having a counterpart in the New Testament
stereotype - a conventional or formulaic conception or image; "regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding"
schema, scheme - an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
image, mental image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
interpretation, reading, version - a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
phantasmagoria - a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images (as in a dream)
psychosexuality - the mental representation of sexual activities
percept, perception, perceptual experience - the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
memory - something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
appearance - a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
blur, fuzz - a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"
unrealism, abstractionism - a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
concrete representation, concretism - a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms
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In another article, Brewster suggests that the auditor must develop a "mental model" of the client operating environment and how it interacts with the outside economy (see "How a Systems Perspective Improves Knowledge Acquisition and Performance in Analytical Procedures," The Accounting Review, Vol.
A mental model refers to a simplified, cognitive representation of reality that is used to describe, explain, and predict events, namely, it is individuals' cognitive representation of the world (Johnson-Laird, 1983), and may mediate between reward structure and behavioral outcomes.
This study examined cultural adaptability as a predictor of sojourners' psychological wellbeing through mental model change.
The board said that although it agreed that there had been a series of cumulative factors that had led to the incident, it was "struck by the fact that, having lost sight of, and formed a flawed mental model about the position of his leader, it had been the reinforcement of that model by the ambiguous radio telephony phraseology that had been a key element in the chain of events."
This mental model helps organization members understand where innovation can happen, and not limit to themselves to product innovation.
Incorporating case studies throughout chapters, he discusses the nature of anxiety; anxiety and avoidance and denial, distraction, obsessions and compulsions, drugs, and aggression; and anxiety as a severe mental disorder and the need for treatment through a dynamic mental model. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
In the case of the conditional, it can be said that there is a 'mental model' (a possible scenario) that is not difficult to identify.
If persons understand Zika virus through a mental model informed by dengue or chikungunya, public health officials should address potential confusion, especially in light of differences (e.g., sexual transmission) that might be misunderstood or ignored.
He said, the mental model is an ability to adjust in accordance with the changes in the environment.
He said the mental model is an ability to adjust in accordance with the changes in the environment.
The Influence of Information Structures on Mental Model Similarity" the phrase "than the three structure" should be corrected to "than the tree structure."
Researchers used these ratings to assess participants' mental model for processing the conflict warning messaging.