Mental Model

A mental model is an explanation of someone's thought process about how something works in the real world. It is a representation of the surrounding world, the relationships between its various parts and a person's intuitive perception about his or her own acts and their consequences. Mental models can help shape behaviour and set an approach to solving problems (akin to a personal algorithm) and doing tasks.

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Counterintuitive Behavior Of Social Systems
... The mental model is fuzzy ... Furthermore, within one individual, a mental model changes with time and even during the flow of a single conversation ... As the subject shifts so does the model ...

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