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A Multiple Sorting Procedure for Studying Conceptual Systems

Canter, David V. (1996) A Multiple Sorting Procedure for Studying Conceptual Systems. In: Psychology in Action. Dartmouth Benchmark Series . Dartmouth Publishing Company, Hantshire, UK, pp. 71-106. ISBN 1855213656

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    Many psychologists have emphasised that the ability to function in the world relates
    closely to the ability to form categories and to construct systems of classification by
    which nonidentical stimuli can be treated as equivalent (e.g., Miller 1956; Bruner
    et aI, 1956; Rosch, 1977). As Smith and Medin (1981) have recently reiterated, if
    we had to deal with objects, issues, behaviour, or feelings on the basis of each
    unique example, then the effort involved would make intelligent existence virtually
    impossible. Thus, an understanding of the categories people use and how they
    assign concepts to those categories is one of the central clues to the understanding
    of human behaviour. As consequence, one of the important questions for many
    investigations is the nature and organisation of the concepts that people have,
    specific to the issues being explored.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 10:12
    Last Modified: 21 Jan 2014 12:41


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