Identify and describe one of the three major theories of concept representation: defining-features, probabilistic, or theory-based. What is the mechanism of conceptual development in the chosen theory selected? Provide an example that illustrates the mechanisms of the theory you selected. How would a child likely respond to a given scenario from the perspective of your chosen theory?
Concept representation is a theory that is most often attributed to and studying political systems. One of the concepts within concept representation is symbolic representation states that one object can replace and stand for representing another object. An example of this is that a political system is understood to be represented by a flag. The original concept is the political system and the main beliefs of the political system and these concepts are in turn associated with the flag that the political system uses and brings to mind the differences between other political systems.
When looking at this theory through the eyes of a child you can look at the concept of bedtime. Many children have favorite comfort object such as a blanket or a stuffed animal. This comfort object is part of the child’s self-soothing process. When bedtime occurs the child may be afraid of the dark, however having the comfort object with them brings the concept of safety to mind and the child is able to go to sleep.