Smith was well prepared for the oratorical competition. He was confident that he wouldn’t miss a word or even a comma during his speech. He felt that practice would help him win the competition and so he practised well. On the day of the competition, he woke up with excitement knowing that he will be coming back home with a trophy bigger than him in size.
It is not humanly possible to remember and process everything we observe. So, it is important to narrow down the information we consume. Hence, schemas are used to organize information. Schema is a mental structure that individuals use to organize their knowledge about the social world around them.
Thinking is defined as a cognitive behavior in which ideas, images, and mental symbols are created (American Psychological Association). Thinking includes imagining, remembering, concept formation, daydreaming, etc.