Maria’s solution cannot be considered creative, because a creative solution must be both novel and useful. Putting a diamond necklace in the trash may be novel, but most people wouldn’t consider it useful.
A language must use symbols and syntax and be meaningful and generative.
Noam Chomsky proposed that humans are born with an innate language acquisition device that allows them to acquire language easily.
Mansions fit most people’s prototypes of the concept house better than tents do.
Two strategies for making preference decisions are additive strategies and elimination strategies.