alexa Concepts and conceptual structure.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Waste Resources

Author(s): Medin DL

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Research and theory on categorization and conceptual structure have recently undergone two major shifts. The first shift is from the assumption that concepts have defining properties (the classical view) to the idea that concept representations may be based on properties that are only characteristic or typical of category examples (the probabilistic view). Both the probabilistic view and the classical view assume that categorization is driven by similarity relations. A major problem with describing category structure in terms of similarity is that the notion of similarity is too unconstrained to give an account of conceptual coherence. The second major shift is from the idea that concepts are organized by similarity to the idea that concepts are organized around theories. In this article, the evidence and rationale associated with these shifts are described, and one means of integrating similarity-based and theory-driven categorization is outlined.
This article was published in Am Psychol and referenced in International Journal of Waste Resources

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 3rd International Conference and Expo on Oil and Gas
    July 13-14, 2017 Berlin, Germany
  • 2nd International Conference on Biochemistry
    September 28-29, 2017 Dubai, UAE
  • 3rd International Conference on Chemical Engineering
    October 2-4, 2017 Chicago, Illinois ,USA
  • 2nd Euro Global Summit and Expo on Biomass and Bioenergy
    October 12-13, 2017 London, UK
  • 2th International Conference on Environmental Toxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment
    October 19-20, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords