cognitive map


noun

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

Origin of cognitive map

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

Related forms

cognitive 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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