Title: Predicting conjunction typicalities by component typicalities
Authors: Storms, Gerrit ×
De Boeck, Paul
Hampton, JA
Van Mechelen, Iven #
Issue Date: Dec-1999
Publisher: Psychonomic soc inc
Series Title: Psychonomic bulletin & review vol:6 issue:4 pages:677-684
Abstract: In two studies, we investigated to what extent typicalities in conjunctive concepts phrased as relative clauses-such as pets that are also birds-can be predicted from simple functions of constituent typicalities and from extensions of such functions. In a first study, analyses of a large aggregated data set, based on seven different experiments, showed that a calibrated minimum rule model and some extensions of this model accounted for a very large part of the variance in the conjunction typicalities. The same models can also account for the so-called guppy effect. A psychological explanation is presented, which states that typicalities in contrast categories, like pets that are not birds and birds that are not pets, further improve the prediction of conjunction typicalities. This hypothesis is tested in a second study.
ISSN: 1069-9384
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Onderzoeksgroep hogere cognitie en individuele verschillen (-)
Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences
× corresponding author
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