ERIC Number: ED133649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Notes on a Theory of the Development of the Human Information Processing System.
This paper presents a theory of human information processing. Information processing refers to the perception, encoding, recoding, storage, retrieval and manipulation of information by the brain. This theoretical model takes a developmental perspective in explaining human performance on tasks that require thinking, reasoning and remembering. Answered is the question of how information is processed by adults and by children of different ages. The main focus of this paper is upon those features of the theory which attempt to answer the questions of how and why do the differences between children and adults disappear with development. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30 to September 2, 1975)