Cognitive Dimension of the Information Environment

From 2018-2019, CRSS researched and developed a framework that aims to enhance Marines’ ability to anticipate and influence the actions and decision-making of various populations in the operating environment to achieve desired outcomes. This framework is comprehensive enough to support in-depth analysis of a population's cognitive dimension when employed by a person with extensive region and culture expertise. Yet, it is accessible enough to be a useful tool for action officers with very little culture-specific expertise. When integrated properly into staff planning, the framework can assist Marines to develop unity of understanding, and therefore unity of effort, in the Information warfighting function.

All resources mentioned on this page are available by direct download from CRSS's MarineNet Library and CRSS's PiX Portal (USG only, account required):



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 Cognitive Dimension Series of Classes
  • Cambodia (lite)
  • China
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Violent Extremist Organizations
  • See our full list of class offerings on our Course Catalog
 Cognitive Dimension Socio-Cultural Analyses:
  • 15+ total available in our online libraries!