ERIC Number: EJ435133
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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The Adaptive Nature of Human Categorization.
Anderson, John R.
Psychological Review, v98 n3 p409-29 Jul 1991
A rational model of human categorization behavior is presented that assumes that categorization reflects the derivation of optimal estimates of the probability of unseen features of objects. A case is made that categorization behavior can be predicted from the structure of the environment. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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