How And Why To Avoid The uncategorized Blog Post

Because some of these categories refer to physical traits, they are often used automatically when people don’t know each other. These categories are not objective and depend on how people see the world around them. They allow people to identify themselves with similar people and to identify people who are different. They are useful in one’s identity formation with the people around them.

  • Categorization is a process studied by scholars in cognitive science but can also be studied as a social activity.
  • One can build their own identity by identifying themselves in a group or by rejecting another group.
  • This effectively biases categorization decisions towards exemplars most similar to the to be categorized entity.
  • It is crucial that you should take full advantage of this feature.

It was in part based on previous insights, in particular the formulation of a category model based on family resemblance by Wittgenstein , … Read More