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Abstract The concept formations of prototypes are typically thought to be associated with previously explored subjects This experiment was designed to test whether gender and ethnicity differences influence the choice of a prototypical object Twenty-four students from Capilano College enrolled in Cognitive Psychology were surveyed Of this group five were males and nineteen were females Objects included in this experiment were birds airplanes fish fruit chairs and bridges Strong prototypical responses included things like the apple for fruit the young crappie for fish the passenger plane and the cartoon of the Golden Gate Bridge However contrary to the hypothesis of the researchers that gender and cultural differences would be found in identifying prototypes this study found no significant variations Introduction A prototype is defined as being an idealized representation of some class of objects or events Galotti 2004 In this view of how concepts are stored and represented in our minds objects need only to have features that are characteristic or typical to be included in a category Galotti 2004 There are main categories that objects may be put in depending on their features and traits that are related to other somewhat similar instances Galotti 2004 The stronger the family resemblance is within a category will give it a higher chance of typicality Galotti 2004 The similarity of an object will rise when there are more characteristics familiar with each instance presented Dopkins S Ngo C 2001 There are three basic groups that items may be categorized into the basic level of categorization the superordinate level of categories and the subordinate level of categories Galotti 2004 A basic level category is something that contains members that are maximally similar to each other Galotti p 251 Superordinate categories are those that contain within them many objects with some being dissimilar to each other Galotti 2004 Subordinate level of categories contain things that are less distinct than items in the superordinate and basic levels of
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