Psychology Study Set 17
Quiz 9: Language and Thought
A Sufficient Condition for Being a Bird Is
A sufficient condition for being a bird is: A)being a vertebrate. B)laying eggs. C)having feathers. D)building a nest.
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The idea that members of a category have features that appear to be characteristic of category members,but may not be possessed by every member is called: A)exemplar theory. B)family resemblance theory. C)prototype theory. D)category-specific deficit.
The family resemblance theory of categorization: A)is limited because it only applies to people and not objects. B)argues that necessary and sufficient statements be developed for categories to be meaningful. C)posits that each member of the category has at least one thing in common. D)argues that a category may exist,even if there is no single defining characteristic of the category.
The "best" or "most typical" member of a category is called a(n): A)concept. B)prototype. C)exemplar. D)heuristic.
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