Alternative strategies of categorization

  title={Alternative strategies of categorization},
  author={Edward E. Smith and Andrea L. Patalano and John Jonides},
Psychological studies of categorization often assume that all concepts are of the same general kind, and are operated on by the same kind of categorization process. In this paper, we argue against this unitary view, and for the existence of qualitatively different categorization processes. In particular, we focus on the distinction between categorizing an item by: (a) applying a category-defining rule to the item vs. (b) determining the similarity of that item to remembered exemplars of a… CONTINUE READING
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