Something (such as an idea or a theory) that is formed in people's minds.

Construct

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Construct

noun | con·struct | \ˈkän-ˌstrəkt\
: something (such as an idea or a theory) that is formed in people’s minds

1: something constructed by the mind: as
a : a theoretical entity (the deductive study of abstract constructs — D. J. Boorstin)
b : a working hypothesis or concept (the unconscious was a construct that came from the daily effort to understand patients)

2: a product of ideology, history, or social circumstances

Definition curtosy of Merriam-Webster