Concepts and Categorisation

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1. What is not true about the basic level of natural categories?

  • Balance between informativeness and economy
  • Usually acquired last by children
  • Exists between the two extremes
  • Recognised more quickly by non-experts
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2. What is typicality?

  • The set of attributes that define what it is to be a member of a concept
  • The set of entities that are members of the concept
  • Differences in how well members relate to their category
  • Measure of the overlap between members within a category

3. What is not true about the superordinate level of natural categories?

  • E.g. furniture, bird, vehicle, etc.
  • Lowest level of abstraction
  • Consists of only a few attributes
  • Consists of general categories

4. What is family resemblance (Wittgenstein, 1953)?

  • The set of attributes that define what it is to be a member of a concept
  • Measure of the overlap between members within a category
  • Differences in how well members relate to their category
  • The set of entities that are members of the concept

5. What is an exemplar?

  • Distinct features of objects
  • Logical relationship between attributes
  • An object that satisfies a concept
  • Mental representation used for cognitive efficiency

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