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Concept talk cannot be avoided

Hampton, J. A. (2010). Concept talk cannot be avoided. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(2-3), pp. 212-213. doi: 10.1017/s0140525x10000361


Distinct systems for representing concepts as prototypes, exemplars, and theories are closely integrated in the mind, and the notion of concept is required as a framework for exploring this integration. Eliminating the term “concept” from our theories will hinder rather than promote scientific progress.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: EXPLANATIONS, MEMORY
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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