Adaptation of Cognitive Psychological Framework as Knowledge Explication Strategy

  • S. Maria WenischEmail author
  • A. Ramachandran
  • G. V. Uma
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 166)


The differences between the way an indigenous expert understands and the way a scientific expert understands a natural resource which are incomplete in themselves can become complementary and become a major strength in achieving sustainability. An integrated system approach is the best practice of managing natural resource. In knowledge management integration is viewed in terms of horizontal and vertical dimensions. The study presents the possibility of knowledge sharing and integration between indigenous and scientific experts in a multi level multi criteria decision making environment using a cognitive psychological model of knowledge discovery called Johari Window model for knowledge sharing in the management of natural resource. Knowledge integration facilitates higher level of knowledge explication. Johari window presents a framework for knowledge integration. The advantage of this model is that it takes the problem of ‘the fourth quadrant’, where very large totally unexplored unpredicted outliers lie, into its account. Knowledge system becomes more robust, efficient and sustainable by narrowing down the knowledge gap between the experts.


Multiagent System Natural Resource Management Indigenous Knowledge Dark Spot Knowledge State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Science and TechnologyAnna UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Center for Climate Change and Adaptation ResearchAnna UniversityChennaiIndia

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