Week 4 Information processing theory

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Processing 1 Running head: Information Processing Theory Information Processing Theory Kisha Gravely University of Phoenix
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Processing 2 Information Processing Theory Every individuals mind develops in various ways. It allows people to retain information and use it later when needed. The memory portion of the brain allows individuals to recall certain bits of information and use them to aid in daily tasks and activities. Many individuals know that information is received, stored and used at different times but do not know what it is called let alone know how it is processed. Information Processing Theory is “a group of theoretical frameworks that address how human beings receive, think about, mentally modify, and remember information, and on how such cognitive process change over the course of development” (McDevitt, Teresa M., Ormrod, Jeanne E., 2004). This theory is made up of five different components. These components are: sensation, perception, sensory register, working memory, and long-term memory. All five components have their specific jobs to do. Sensation is the detection of stimuli in the environment. This is known to many people as the five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. Perception is interpreting the stimuli. Another way of putting it is the way an individual interprets information as well as the world in which they live in. Sensory register is “ a mechanism that allows individuals to recall raw sensory information for a short amount of time (2 or 3 seconds or less)” (McDevitt, Teresa M., Ormrod, Jeanne E., 2004). The sensory register deals with all information to our brain when it comes to the five senses. Working memory as a component of memory, allows individuals to vigorously think and process a minute amount of data. In other words it deals with analyzing new information. However, it is only remembered for a tremendously short amount of time; as in only a few seconds. This is known to many individuals as short-term memory. Long-term memory
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This note was uploaded on 05/22/2011 for the course AED 202 taught by Professor Haskell during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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