Evidence for Diagnosis influenced by more recent experiences Prototype theory

Evidence for diagnosis influenced by more recent

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Evidence for: Diagnosis influenced by more recent experiences Prototype theory can explain simple categorization better than Exemplar Theory. The Development of Categorization Evidence tells us that children do not begin to understand general categories until they are 3 or 4 years old. Gives evidence that children understand something about category membership- members of the same categories share similar characteristics. Children can understand hypothetical categorization as well. Children have an understanding of the innate properties of a category. Natural- not possible to change innate properties Man-Made – possible to change and manipulate Animal Categorization Baboon Categorization o Were taught to categorize object into food or non-food. Passed o Then taught to categorize things in same and different categories. Passed Animal categorization may not necessarily demonstrate language ability. Conclusion
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Categorization explains the social phenomenon of stereotyping. Lecture Notes. Superordinate level (furniture), basic level (chair), subordinate level (Windsor) Basic is the most abstract level at which objects have similar shapes. Expertise determines speed of category verification. Typicality influences verification times. Through inductive methods prototypes are still formed Prototype-Representativeness Exemplar- availability
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  • Categorization, Categories, concept learning, 4 years, Exemplar Theory

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