The neutral, preferred category for a given object, at an intermediate level of specificity.
A set of entities that are equivalent in some way. Usually the items are similar to one another.
The mental representation of a category.
An example in memory that is labeled as being in a particular category.
The belief that members of a category have an unseen property that causes them to be in the category and to have the properties associated with it.
The difference in “goodness” of category members, ranging from the most typical (the prototype) to borderline members.