Category Learning as Schema Induction

  title={Category Learning as Schema Induction},
  author={John P. Clapper},
Categories are essential for practically all aspects of human cognition, and an enormous amount of research has been devoted to understanding how they are learned and represented in memory (see, e.g., Murphy, 2002; Smith & Medin, 1981). In this chapter, I describe a program of research on category learning that Gordon Bower and I began a number of years ago, when I was a graduate student in his laboratory at Stanford University, and which I have continued to extend and develop over the… CONTINUE READING