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ERIC Number: ED264960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 43
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Information-Processing Theory and Perspectives on Development: A Look at Concepts and Methods--The View of a Developmental Ethologist.
Jesness, Bradley
This paper examines concepts in information-processing theory which are likely to be relevant to development and characterizes the methods and data upon which the concepts are based. Among the concepts examined are those which have slight empirical grounds. Other concepts examined are those which seem to have empirical bases but which are misassessed. Included in the overview of information-processing concepts is an extensive look at J. Anderson's ACT model of basic memory processes. Other concepts from information-processing models which have been proposed to account for development include Sternberg's components of cognition model and Fisher and Pipp's skill theory. Finally, the general nature of modern methods is outlined, characterized, and contrasted with key aspects of the ethological approach. Appendices offer commentary on statements and concepts considered problematic in ACT, and a list of interpretive assumptions providing for a subject-determined integration of data. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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