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La Typicalité des Exemplaires D’Une Catégorie Est-Elle Fonction de la Distribution de Leurs Propriétiés?

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Françoise Cordier

I.U.T. Le Havre Place Robert Schuman 76610 Le Havre, FR
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Abstract

[Is the Typicality of a Member of a Category Function of the Distribition of its Attributes]

 

This research is an approach to the explanation of typicality facts. Rosch and Mervis’s hypothesis (1975) is questioned; according to this hypothesis, typical members are those with most attributes in common with other members of the category in comparison with non typical members. The experimental procedure which has been used is based on a definition of members belonging to live natural categories: the categories of animals, flowers, fruit, vegetables, birds. The correlations between the degree of typicality of the members and the importance of the overlap of the attributes are not clearly in favour of Rosch and Mervis’s hypothesis. An hypothesis which would also take into account the prominence of the attributes would have more heuristic value.

How to Cite: Cordier, F., 1983. La Typicalité des Exemplaires D’Une Catégorie Est-Elle Fonction de la Distribution de Leurs Propriétiés?. Psychologica Belgica, 23(2), pp.85–95. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.703
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Published on 01 Jan 1983.
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