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Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

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According to the information processing theory, information moves from _____, to working memory, to long-term memory.

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1. Things that just happened a few seconds ago are stored in _____, which is very limited.

2. When working memory is overtaxed with too much information, it results in:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information processing theory with this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz questions will assess your knowledge of working memory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Where working memory and long-term memory gets their information from
  • Limited and recent memory
  • Occurs when working memory is overfilled with too much information
  • Putting pieces of information together
  • Making something automatic through repetition

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related information processing theory lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding how information moved from sensory storage to memory and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about memory

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to information processing theory, read through the brief lesson Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what information processing theory is
  • Distinguish differences between working memory and long-term memory
  • Learn about the process in which information flows from working memory to long-term memory
  • Understand how automaticity occurs when people practice a task many times
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