1Categorization - defining properties Rosch’s view 1...

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Categorization Two problems: 1. How to learn the names of things through ostension. 2. How to carve up the world into useful subparts. “Traditional” views of categories: 1. Attributes are independent. 2. Categories are arbitrary. 3. All category members have equal status. 4. Categories have necessary and sufficient
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Unformatted text preview: defining properties. Rosch’s view: 1. Attributes are correlated. 2. Certain categories are “basic.” 3. Prototypes provide the psychological representations of categories. 4. In general, categories are characterized by “family resemblance rather than defining properties....
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 387R taught by Professor Diehl during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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