Thematic thinking : the apprehension and consequences of thematic relations

@article{Estes2011ThematicT,
  title={Thematic thinking : the apprehension and consequences of thematic relations},
  author={Zachary Estes and S. Golonka and Lara L. Jones},
  journal={Psychology of Learning and Motivation},
  year={2011},
  volume={54},
  pages={249-294}
}
A thematic relation is a temporal, spatial, causal, or functional relation between things that perform complementary roles in the same scenario or event. For example, cows and milk are related by a production theme, and sails and anchors are related via a boating theme. Thematic relations are distinct from mere associations, scripts, and ad hoc categories. They also contrast and complement taxonomic (categorical) relations such as "fruits" and "furniture." Thematic relations and taxonomic… Expand
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