GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Thinking-Representation (Categorization, Imagery, Schemas, Scripts) Study Material (Page 2 of 4)

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Concept Formation: Characteristics of Concept Formation


Characteristics of Concept Formation

Concept formation has following characteristics

  • Does not use direct sensory data
  • Depends on previous experiences
  • Involves systematization of mental organizations
  • It is symbolic in nature
  • It is extensional and intentional
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Concept Formation: Types of Concepts


Types of Concepts

  • Conjunctive Concepts: In conjunctive concept, various qualities are collectively present
  • Disjunctive Concepts: Disjunctive concept specifies there is one quality or one out of many one quality is present
  • Relational Concepts: Relational concept specifies the qualities of relationships.

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Concept Formation: Process of Concept Formation


Process of Concept Formation

  • Abstraction: Person sorts out the similar and dissimilar qualities of a class and in this, he or she neglects other qualities.
  • Generalization: In this process, an individual organizes and unites the qualities, sorted out in the process of abstraction. Generalization is not possible without abstraction.

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