Answer each question with a minimum of 2-3 sentences.
- Was there any room left out of the floor plan? Why or why not?
Yes, there were two rooms/sections that were left out of my floor plan. I left out our pantry because I felt it was not significant enough to be included and simply included it in the “kitchen” section. I also excluded the area where we have our washing machines, because that also seemed like a minor detail for my floor plan.
- Was there any large piece of furniture left out of the floor plan? Why or why not?
Yes, there were a few relatively large pieces of furniture left out. For example, my bed, desk, and dressers were left out. I felt that the floor plan should outline the major pieces of furniture. The furniture in my room seemed insignificant.
- Did you include all windows and doors in your floor plan? Why or why not?
For the most part, yes I did include all the obvious windows and doors. There are some windows in the bathroom I did not include because I hardly count them as windows and there were a few doors to, say, the master bedroom that I also excluded so my floor plan would flow better on paper.
- Where there any rooms or specific areas of your floor plan those are more detailed than other rooms/areas? Why or Why not?
I detailed the living and dining room more because those are the “common” areas where the most obvious and distinct pieces of furniture are. The rest of the house is pretty much the same, with not much detail and more of a layout.
- Did you have any specific area of the house that you had difficulty remembering when you were drawing? Why or why not do you think that occurred?
When I was drawing the study, I had a bit trouble remembering its size and its layout in relation to the other rooms. This makes sense to me since that is the room I visit the least.
- Do you believe stranger could use your cognitive map to navigate your home without running into anything or tripping? Explain.
For the most part, I feel as if my cognitive map is pretty accurate with the layout of our home. If the stranger were to walk into specific bedrooms, he may have a bit trouble since I did not detail the furniture in each room. The layout and general location, however, is pretty accurate.
- Give one specific example from your life where you use cognitive maps.
I am at the age where I drive myself practically everywhere, and I use cognitive maps all the time for going to places that I do not go to often but have been to enough times I can use my cognitive map. I also use cognitive maps in a variety of stores, especially the same brand stores at different locations. Cognitive maps are practically part of my everyday life.
- Give one specific example from your life where you have used latent learning.
Before I drove regularly, I knew the route to pretty much everywhere I needed to go. I did not, however, use the information for much until I started driving myself. I did not exhibit a specific behavior until there was an incentive.