Mental Models

Mental models are small-scale representations of reality used in decision-making and performance.  Some of the most powerful of these models can be found in a study of wilderness survivors, Prisoners of War, political captives, and others.   THE SURVIVAL TEMPLATE and THE MEDICINE SYMBOL are meant to describe and explore some of Read more…

Trinity College Dublin – “A Mental Models Website”

Mental Models Website – A Gentle Introductionhttp://www.tcd.ie/Psychology/other/Ruth_Byrne/mental_models/ The mental model theory of thinking and reasoning is the focus of this Web site. Mental models are representations in the mind of real or imaginary situations.Scientists sometimes use the term “mental model” as a synonym for “mental representation”, but it has a narrower referent in Read more…