Research on categorization indicates that 1 level of abstraction is "basic" in cognition. The concept of cue validity has been proposed as a quantitative measure of category differentiation that picks out basic categories. The author attempts to show that cue validity is not able to pick out the basic level because it can only increase for more inclusive categories. The value of quantitative measures in categorization research is discussed, and suggestions are made for research in this area. (13 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- cue validity & abstraction & cognitive categorization, literature review
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