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Human Classification Learning

  • By: Carol Seger & Dan Lopez-Paniagua
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Human classification learning is the process of learning to distinguish between different types or groups of things in the world. Humans are often presented with various situations in which people (friend or foe), objects (edible or toxic), and places (safe or ...