Cognitive Map: Definition and Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following terms refers to a mental picture or image of the layout of one's physical environment?

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1. Who first coined the term cognitive map?

2. Tolman conducted a study that suggests that what animal uses cognitive maps?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The term 'cognitive map' may be unfamiliar to you, but you've most certainly used one in the past. This assessment will go over some basic facts on cognitive maps, including a study conducted on their use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Mental pictures of one's environment
  • The origin of the term cognitive map
  • Animals that might use cognitive maps
  • True and false statements about cognitive maps

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall the originator of the concept of cognitive maps
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of the lesson's main points related to cognitive maps
  • Knowledge application - use the information that you learned in the lesson to answer an assessment question on scientific findings related to cognitive maps

Additional Learning

Get some more facts on cognitive maps with the associated lesson called Cognitive Map: Definition and Examples. The following topics are detailed in the lesson:

  • The definition of cognitive map
  • Examples of cognitive maps in action
  • What is included in cognitive maps
  • Tasks that cognitive maps are helpful for