Exam 3 Knowledge and Categorization

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Knowledge & Categorization 1 Knowledge and Categorization Organization of knowledge in semantic memory – How are objects placed into categories? – Is there a psychologically “privileged” level of categories? Categories A set of items to which we apply the same label: e.g., “DOG” Concepts Mental representation of the category and its members – Semantic knowledge about the category – What it is, what members usually look like, what they do, etc. e.g., is a common pet, they have four legs and are furry, they bark
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Knowledge & Categorization 2 Functions of Categories To help us make ________ when we encounter new examples of a categories: To understand otherwise bizarre behaviors: How are objects placed into categories? Definitional Approach – Feature Comparison Model Prototype Approach Exemplar Approach Sentence Verification Basic premise: – Time required to retrieve one piece of information relative to another suggests how information is organized Procedure: – Shown sentences involving an object and a category "An apple is a fruit" "A television is a mammal" – Answer TRUE or FALSE – Record response time
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course EXP 3604 taught by Professor Fasig during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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