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Unformatted text preview: File = E:\p355\Goldstein\study.q's.ch08-09.doc 1 John Miyamoto Email: [email protected] http://faculty.washington.edu/jmiyamot/p355/p355-set.htm Psych 355: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology Winter 2009 Study Questions for Chapter 8 (knowledge) & 9 (visual imagery) Ch 8: Knowledge 1. What is the definitional theory of categorization 1 ? What kind of psychological evidence is hard to explain in terms of a definitional approach to categorization? 2. Describe the prototype theory of categorization and the exemplar theory of categorization? * What is the main theoretical difference between these two approaches to categorization? * How do these theories explain typicality effects in semantic memory? * As a matter of fact, it has been very difficult to discover empirical results that can be explained by prototype theory and not by exemplar theory, or vice versa. There is some evidence from correlated features that is easier to explain in terms of exemplar theory, but this evidence was not discussed in the winter 2009 version of Psych 355. As far as you are concerned, you can think of these as two approaches to explaining categorization that are both consistent with the...
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