A bird's eye view: biological categorization and reasoning within and across cultures

@article{Bailenson2002ABE,
  title={A bird's eye view: biological categorization and reasoning within and across cultures},
  author={Jeremy N. Bailenson and Michael S Shum and Scott Atran and Douglas L. Medin and John Coley},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2002},
  volume={84},
  pages={1-53}
}
Many psychological studies of categorization and reasoning use undergraduates to make claims about human conceptualization. Generalizability of findings to other populations is often assumed but rarely tested. Even when comparative studies are conducted, it may be challenging to interpret differences. As a partial remedy, in the present studies we adopt a 'triangulation strategy' to evaluate the ways expertise and culturally different belief systems can lead to different ways of conceptualizing… CONTINUE READING

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