Non-categorical approaches to property induction with uncertain categories

Papadopoulos, Christopher, Hayes, Brett K., and Newell, Ben R. (2009) Non-categorical approaches to property induction with uncertain categories. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (31) pp. 236-241. From: 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 29 July - August 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Three studies examined how people make feature inferences about exemplars whose category membership is uncertain. Participants studied categorized exemplars, were given a feature of a novel item and asked to make predictions about other features. Stimuli were constructed so that different inference strategies led to divergent feature predictions. Experiments 1 and 3 found that most participants used a feature association strategy where predictions werebased on comparisons with exemplars similar to the test item. Experiment 2 showed that the dominance of feature association over categorical approaches to reasoning was not an artifact of stimulus complexity.

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