Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts


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Why can schemata sometimes hurt us?

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1. When we organize our world into frameworks or categories and those categories have multiple layers, the lower-level layers are called _____.

2. A specific type of schema that tells us the particular order of events we expect to occur in a given context is called a(n) _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can check your understanding of how knowledge is organized. You will be assessed on your knowledge of vocabulary terms associated with the mental frameworks we use to understand the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You may use this quiz and worksheet to review the vocabulary terms associated with these definitions:

  • Concepts used to organize our understanding of the world
  • Lower levels of the categories used for this organization
  • Type of schema that explains the order of expected events
  • Type of schema that includes lots of accurate, useful information

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding methods of organizing our knowledge of everyday life and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding types of schemata
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the psychological concepts involved with expectations of events to identify one in an example

Additional Learning

To learn more about how knowledge is organized, review the corresponding lesson called Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn what schemata are
  • Differentiate schemata and subschemata
  • Identify the three types of schemas
  • Understand the relationship between schemata and stereotypes
  • Determine the purpose of scripts