Cognitive scripts are based on the semantic memory, or the knowledge we acquire throughout our lives. Semantic memory develops when we experience events in the everyday world, such as how to travel by public transport or the steps involved in eating in a restaurant. We organise our experiences into cognitive scripts that are personal to us, and these scripts may vary depending on our perception of a situation and the cultures we identify with. - Dr. Hannah England
We can overwrite our cognitive scripts by journaling, reset the scripts that don’t work for us, and go off script and take risks.
Cognitive scripts are based on our beliefs, created during our lifetime. Habits are more about the actions we take.