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Information Processing
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Information-processing approach-how children manipulate information, monitor it, and create strategies for handling it
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The time we are able to hold, manipulate and respond n High capacity improves processing n How does processing speed influence our lives? n Reaction-time tasks
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Encoding-way information gets into memory n Automaticity-process information with little or no effort n Strategy construction-creation of new procedures for processing information n Examples
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Attention-concentrating and focusing mental resources Sustained attention Selective attention Divided attention Executive attention
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Infancy (4 months): Sustained and selective attention Habituation Dishabituation n Childhood (5-7): Acheivement and language skills Social skills Improvements in sustained and executive attention Stimuli that attracts attention n Cognitive control (relvance of stimuli)
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Adolescence Selective and divided attention improve Shifting attention Multi-tasking Stroop Effect - Text Only
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Inattentive subtype n Hyperactive subtype n Combined subtype n Recognizing ADD and ADHD in Children - Vid
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Criteria: n Present before 7 n Multiple settings n Lasts longer than 6 months n Causes impairment
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course PSY 2301 taught by Professor T during the Spring '11 term at Texas Tech.

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