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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 1X03
Professor
Joe Kim
Semester
Fall

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CategoriesConceptsModule Functions of CategorizationSubtopic Why Categorizeclassification allows us to treat objects that appear differently as belonging together ex applesunderstanding predicting current experience and comparing it to past experience communicationSubtopic Illusion of the ExpertIllusion of the Expert the feeling that something must be simple because youre good at itSubtopic Rulesapplying set of rulesModule Prototype TheorySubtopic Prototypes suggests that we categorize objects by comparing them to an internal representation of the category called a prototypeprototypes are thought to be the average or best member of a categoryprototypes are formed through experienceSubtopic Categorization Using Prototypescategorize new objects by comparing them to your prototypesthe further an object is from your prototype the less likely it will be categorized for example looks more like a
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