Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 431–434

Expertise and categorization

Authors

  • Richard P. Honeck
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Cincinnati
  • Michael Firment
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Cincinnati
  • Tammy J. S. Case
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Cincinnati
Article

DOI: 10.3758/BF03334732

Cite this article as:
Honeck, R.P., Firment, M. & Case, T.J.S. Bull. Psychon. Soc. (1987) 25: 431. doi:10.3758/BF03334732

Abstract

Experts exhibit various categorization phenomena, including category abstractness, use of second-order features, big chunks, category coherence, and category gradedness. Traditional views of categorization—the classical, prototype, and exemplar views—are variously successful in explaining these phenomena. We argue that our conceptual base view is more adequate.

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© The Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1987