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Cognitive Structures

  • By: Douglas J. Brown & Lisa M. Keeping
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

How is knowledge of the external world mentally represented by the human mind? One theory, widely endorsed by psychologists, is that human knowledge is organized around symbolic, cognitive structures that form interconnected sets, which together represent what is referred to as ...

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