PROTOTYPE MODEL

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The prototype model proposes the formation of an average of the members of a category and subsequently uses that average for making judgments concerning the members of the category.

PROTOTYPE MODEL: "The prototype model counts on the average member of a category to form opinions and judgments about category membership."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PROTOTYPE MODEL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prototype-model/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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