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human development 11 2 - Information processing Organismic...

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Information processing Organismic perspective of cognitive development General to specifec Focus is more on aspect of thinking (eg: attention,memory,problem solving,etc.) How do we “process”information? Examines specific steps/procedures used Input>system processing>output e.g.: gossip/telephone game where did I get that idea? (how do I get from A to B?) where did I go wrong? Computer metaphor;flow chart Defining charactersitics Thinking IS information processing o (mentally act on information in order to know it) Focus is on: o The information a person represents internally o The processes a person uses to transform the information o The memory limits that constrain An emphasis on precise analysis of change mechanisms o Goals are: To identify the change mechanisms that contricbut most to development To specify exactly how these mechanicms work together to prodcue cognitive growth Structural features: (hardware) fixed characteristics of the system (e.g., memory, speed of operation) that determine the absolute
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