What is a schema? Describe what Bartlett means by schema and provide an example of schema from your own experience. What makes schema a cognitive concept rather than a behaviourist one?
A schema is a cognitive framework or concept that helps organize and interpret information. It takes information from your experiences and restores them in your mind for later use. Schemas can be useful because they allow us to take shortcuts in interpreting the vast amount of information that is available in our environment. Schema is a cognitive concept rather than a behaviourist one because it does not involve past experiences, and everything is developed mentally.