Categorization_Week2

Categorization_Week2 - Categorization and Typicality Week 2...

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Homework You MUST submit to Assignments Folder, NOT TO THE DROPBOX IF you have issues (and try not to raise these issues at 11:50pm) or are submitting late, E- MAIL it to me
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Extra Credit Extra Credit! I’ll post this on Sakai tonight… Choose 1 of our 5 units (not working memory) Write a section for that unit (introduction, methods, results, discussion or abstract) You can not write a section you’ve already written for that unit Worth 10 points (Abstract is worth 5)
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Lets Review Category: mental representation of a group of items How do we get our categories? Nativists: Top-Down Approach Empiricists: Bottom-Up Approach
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Classical View NECESSARY and SUFFICIENT attributes Necessary: if and ONLY if x, then y… Sufficient: if y, then sufficient information to infer x. .. Define an Ace Card Necessary: 1 symbol on it Sufficient: If we have a card that has 1 Spade on it Then we can be satisfied that it is an Ace Card
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Disadvantage of Classical View Doesn’t allow for fuzzy boundaries, categories must be “clear-cut” All instances are typically equal Categorization of new instances is simple (compare to list of necessary and sufficient attributes) A monk would be categorized as a bachelor, just as any other unmarried adult man, although to a lot of us this categorization
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  • Fall '08
  • Staff
  • Correlation and dependence, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, Concepts in metaphysics, Necessary and sufficient condition, Categorization, classical view

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