The Exemplarbased View

We have seen how prototype theory provides a good antithesis to the failed predictions of the classical theory. However, it is not the only possible explanation of the phenomena of categorisation. There is another view which proposes that specific instances or exemplars lie behind so-called prototype effects; that rather than working from an abstraction of the central tendency of all the instances of a category (i.e., Rosch's prototype), people simply make use of particular instances or exemplars of the category that come to mind in a

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