cognitive map


noun

Psychology. a mental picture of one's physical or spatial environment.

Nearby words

  1. cognitive development,
  2. cognitive dissonance,
  3. cognitive ethology,
  4. cognitive impairment,
  5. cognitive laterality quotient,
  6. cognitive psychology,
  7. cognitive radio,
  8. cognitive science,
  9. cognitive therapy,
  10. cognitively

Origin of cognitive map

First recorded in 1948; first used by behavioral psychologist Edward C. Tolman

Related formscognitive mapping, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for cognitive map

cognitive map

noun

psychol a mental map of one's environment
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