Mental Models and Change LO29327

From: Chris Macrae (
Date: 10/16/02

Replying to LO29319 --

Fred - could you amplify a bit ? as a mathematician I assume we all use
constructs? and organizations use shared constructs as soon as they
structure information

I am particularly interested in transparency of information (how clear and
open assumptions are) in monitoring relationships with stakeholders - in a sense all of system knowledge is a mental model
as is any measurement

Could you give us an example as to why you are querying the existence of
mental models? perhaps I've tripped over the vocabulary?

chris macrae

>From: "Fred Nickols" <>
> Just out of curiosity, does anyone know of any evidence that so-called
> "mental models" actually exist or are we dealing here with an assumption,
> a hypothesis, a theory that mental models exist. How would we know that
> they exist?


"Chris Macrae" <>

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