Putting together prior knowledge, verbal arguments, and observations in category learning
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Putting together prior knowledge, verbal arguments, and observations in category learning. MEMORY & COGNITION, 29 (6). pp. 828-837. ISSN 0090-502XFull text not available from this repository.
Two experiments addressed the novel issue of how people incorporate verbal arguments into category learning. In Experiment 1, at the start of lean-Ling, subjects were given verbal arguments, which had an influence equivalent to a fixed number of category members. In Experiment 2, subjects learned under slower paced conditions, and it was found that both prior knowledge and arguments had multiple effects on categorization: a fixed initial influence plus selective weighting of new observations. The results supported the idea that verbally presented arguments can be treated in a similar manner as other forms of prior knowledge, from the perspective of applying models of categorization.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||MEMORY & COGNITION|
|Publisher:||PSYCHONOMIC SOC INC|
|Official Date:||September 2001|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 828-837|
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