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Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 3190F/G
Professor
Tony Vernon
Semester
Fall

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Concepts and CategoriesLecture 7DefinitionsCategory collection of things that go together in some wayConcept mental representation of an objectCategorization placing things into groups Why do we categorizeReduces computational complexityPredictionsReasoningClassificationLevels of CategorizationEleanor Rosch not a single level of categorization but three levels of organization in hierarchal relationshipSuperordinate fruitBasic applePREFERREDSubordinate Granny Smith most specificThe most preferred category by humans is the basic level which is easy to find out what it is for any type of stimulus This is because the superordinate level has a high accuracy and low predictive power The subordinate level has a low accuracy but a high predi
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