Relations among categorization, induction, recognition, and similarity: Comment on Sloutsky and Fisher (2004)
UNSPECIFIED (2005) Relations among categorization, induction, recognition, and similarity: Comment on Sloutsky and Fisher (2004). JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL, 134 (4). pp. 596-605. ISSN 0096-3445Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0096-34184.108.40.2066
V. M. Sloutsky and A. V. Fisher (2004) reported 5 experiments documenting relations among categorization, induction, recognition, and similarity in children as well as adults and proposed a new model of induction, SINC (similarity, induction, categorization). Those authors concluded that induction depends on perceptual similarity rather than conceptual knowledge. Despite the useful contributions of this work, there are some important limitations. The experimental designs examined a limited range of phenomena that are not the most revealing about the use of nonperceptual information. The main results involved a simple triad task, for which the SINC model's predictions are equivalent to the predictions of previous models of inductive reasoning. It is also unclear whether the SINC model can account for the observed relations between similarity and recognition. Implications for future work on induction and related cognitive activities are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL|
|Publisher:||AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC/EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION|
|Official Date:||November 2005|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 596-605|
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