Information Processing Theory in Psychology


Added on  2019-09-16

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Information processing theoryIt is defined as the approach to the cognitive development study which is evolved out of the American traditional in psychology. The information processing is used for mental development in terms of maturational changes which is used as a basic component of a children’s mind (Sweller et al., 2016). It is based on the idea that the human process the information which they receive rather than stimuli. The cognitive psychology helps to compare the computer with the human mind, and it suggests that the humans are also information processors.Key assumptions1.The information is transformed from processing system in various systematic ways (Leahy et al., 2016). 2.Information processing of humans is similar to the computer.3.The aim of the study is to specify the structure and process which underlie cognitive performance.4.The information which is retrieved from the environment is processed by the series of theprocessing system.Research evidenceThere is evidence from dual task experiments that the parallel processing is possible.

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