CATEGORIZATION

n. the process of grouping or classifying people, objects, events, and experiences. Usually, these are grouped according to classes based on (1) common characteristics which members share in a class and (2) distinct features which distinguish these members from those of other classes. See prototype theory. Also family resemblance hypothesis.

CATEGORIZATION: "The biological classification of organisms is based on a categorization according to genus and species."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CATEGORIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/categorization/ (accessed November 24, 2017).
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