Relational categories are more mutable than entity categories.

  title={Relational categories are more mutable than entity categories.},
  author={Jennifer Asmuth and Dedre Gentner},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  volume={70 10},
Across three experiments, we explore differences between relational categories-whose members share common relational patterns-and entity categories, whose members share common intrinsic properties. Specifically, we test the claim that relational concepts are more semantically mutable in context, and therefore less stable in memory, than entity concepts. We compared memory for entity nouns and relational nouns, tested either in the same context as at encoding or in a different context. We found… CONTINUE READING

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