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Unformatted text preview: • Empirical Characteristics of Prototypes: 1. Prototypes are often supplied as better examples of a category (Mervis, Catlin, & Rosch, 1976). 2. Prototypes serve as reference points (Rosch, 1975a) 3. Prototypes receive more priming from category names and are judged more quickly (Rosch, 1975b) 'fire engine red' vs. 'muddy red' 4. Prototypes can substitute for a category name in a sentence (Rosch, 1977) 5. Prototypes share common attributes in a family resemblance category (Rosch & Mervis, 1975)...
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- Psychology, semantic network models