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Classification and Cognition

W. K. Estes


Based on the author's important Fitts Lectures, this book details a set of psychological concepts and principles that offers a unified interpretation of a wide variety of memory, categorization, and decision-making phenomena. These phenomena are explained via two families of models established by the book: a storage-retrieval model and an adaptive network model. The book considers whether the models are competing or complementary, offering cogent and instructive arguments for both perspectives. The book's theory is then applied to two large-scale series of studies on category learning and reco ... More

Keywords: memory, categorization, decision making, storage-retrieval model, adaptive network model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195073355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073355.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. K. Estes, author
Harvard University