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You are talking about Exemplar Theory, since the question is almost verbatim from Wikipedia: For example, the model proposes that people create the “bird” category by maintaining in their memory a collection of all the birds they have experienced: sparrows, robins, ostriches, penguins, etc. If a new stimulus is similar enough to some of these ...


I'm not certain if this is what your taking about, but Familiarity heuristics is similar.


★★★★★INSTINCTS★★★★★      If the hunger instinct and the sex instinct are considered as instincts, then we can define an instinct as follows: "An instinct is a biological force that has the capability to produce a periodical biological urge of a particular type."      According to this theory, the following is the list of the instincts that are present in ...

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