Types of Concepts: Superordinate, Subordinate, and Basic


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Understanding that concepts can be very general or very specific is part of the _____ model of concept classification.

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1. Given this list of concepts, which is the superordinate concept?

2. How are basic concepts and subordinate concepts similar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Hierarchical Model of Concept Classification includes three levels of concept, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the different levels of concepts and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Concept classification
  • Different levels of concepts
  • Specific vs. general concepts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as subordinate and basic concepts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specificity of concepts

Additional Learning

Learn more about psychology by reviewing the lesson on Types of Concepts: Superordinate, Subordinate, and Basic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of concept
  • Understand models of concept classification
  • Differentiate levels of concepts