PSY 260 March 24 2011(1)

PSY 260 March 24 2011(1) - Concepts& Ch 8 continued...

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Unformatted text preview: Concepts (& Ch. 8, continued) Nancy Franklin Guest Lecturer Concept learning ■ 2 views of concept learning: ➤ Associationist view: people learn concepts by simple association Assumed to be relatively unconscious Concept learning ■ 2 views of concept learning: ➤ Associationist view ➤ Hypothesis-testing view People engage in problem solving; they form hypotheses and test them on positive and negative examples Feedback helps to learn from examples Concept learning tasks Artificial concepts and categories: ➤ Control for subjects’ experience (similar to the rationale behind using nonsense words) ➤ The experimenter can build in structures of interest ➤ Independent, arbitrary features can be used to focus in on learning itself, rather than the features that cluster together in natural categories. Concept learning tasks ■ Subjects see many examples of category members....
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course PSY 260 taught by Professor Brennan during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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PSY 260 March 24 2011(1) - Concepts& Ch 8 continued...

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