Categorization and Concept Learning
This chapter examines the empirical evidence showing that prototypes, exemplars, and theories exist and that they are used in distinct cognitive processes. It focuses on the vast psychological research on categorization and concept learning. It is established that humans have at least three processes of categorization, each of which involves a specific kind of concept, namely, prototypes, exemplars, and theories. This provides considerable empirical support for the Heterogeneity Hypothesis.
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