Notebook, 1993-



Arrangement [usually formal, common, shared or standard] . . . . Description by Labelling, . . . .To give a place or name to . . . . Characterize . . . . A kind of predication . . . . A division in a system that is basic and not susceptible of further analysis.

C O N S I D E R:

To arrange or place or describe - set or settle/functionally?

Division in a system





Predication - to make [a term] .....

Connote, Found, or Base [a statement, action, etc.]

Sorting Things Out - Psychologist Jerome Bruner used a tachistoscope--a device for projecting pictures for very short periods) to flash pictures of cards on a screen. He found that observers misperceived cards that did not fit their knowledge and expectations. For instance, a red six of spades would be mispercieved as a normal six of hearts (Bruner & Postman, 1949). Bruner believes that perceptual learning builds up mental categories. Experiences are then "sorted" into these categories. Since observers had no category for a red six of spades, they saw it as a six of hearts . . . . [Coon, Dennis. Introduction to Psychology, Exploration and Application. St. Paul: West Publishing Company, 1989. Chapter: Perceiving]

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Categorize. 1. to arrange in categories or classes; classify. 2. to describe by labelling or giving a name to; characterize.

Category. 1. a classificatory division in a system; class; group. 2. Philos. any classification of terms that is basic and not susceptible of further analysis. [< LL categoria < GK kategoría accusation [also, kind of predication] = Katégor(os) accuser, affirmer . . . . ]

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]



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