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dc.contributor.advisorMarkman, Arthur B.en
dc.creatorRein, Jonathan Raymond, 1983-en
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-21T17:51:50Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-21T17:51:56Zen
dc.date.available2010-09-21T17:51:50Zen
dc.date.available2010-09-21T17:51:56Zen
dc.date.issued2010-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-789en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractWhat makes one more or less likely to project a novel property from an item to that item’s broader category? Research on category-based induction has documented a consistent typicality effect: typical exemplars promote stronger inferences than atypical exemplars. This work has been largely confined to categories whose central tendencies are the most typical members of the category. Experiments 1 and 2, using natural and artificial categories, showed that central tendencies have greatest induction strength even for categories that are best represented by ideal exemplars. Experiments 3-7 investigate the role of familiarity in induction. Experiments 3 and 4 directly contrast statistical averageness against familiarity through category learning procedures. Experiment 5 creates this contrast through frequency differences across stimuli. Experiments 6 and 7 investigate how the familiarity advantage found in Experiments 3-5 can be modified through fluency manipulations, independent of actual experience. Taken together, these studies suggest that category-based induction is driven largely by a familiarity heuristic.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectCategorizationen
dc.subjectReasoningen
dc.subjectInductionen
dc.subjectCategory-based inductionen
dc.subjectCognitive psychologyen
dc.titleReevaluating the determinants of category-based inductionen
dc.date.updated2010-09-21T17:51:56Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGriffin, Zenzien
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLegare, Cristineen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLoewenstein, Jeffreyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMaddox, Todden
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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