Mental Models : An Interdisciplinary Synthesis of Theory and Methods

  title={Mental Models : An Interdisciplinary Synthesis of Theory and Methods},
  author={Natalie A. Jones and Helen S Ross and T. Lynam and Anne Leitch},
Mental models are personal, internal representations of external reality that people use to interact with the world around them. They are constructed by individuals based on their unique life experiences, perceptions, and understandings of the world. Mental models are used to reason and make decisions and can be the basis of individual behaviors. They provide the mechanism through which new information is filtered and stored. Recognizing and dealing with the plurality of stakeholder’s… CONTINUE READING
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