Attentional Control, Processing Speed, and the Effect of Aging Video


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A person with an extremely high intelligence takes a test on material they understand. They finish it quickly and without much effort. However, they receive a poor grade. Why?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of effortful processing?

2. Automatic processing requires _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Attention is an important variable to keep in mind when studying individuals' performance and psychological processes. This quiz will test your understanding of some key principles and terms related to attention.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete the quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of:

  • Attention
  • Processing speed
  • The effects of aging
  • Effortful processes
  • Automatic processes

Skills Practiced

In addition to mastering the key terms related to the study of attention, complete these assessments to improve these skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of attentional control
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as effortful processes and automatic processes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding attention

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the lesson that accompanies these activities to insure you are knowledgeable about attentional control. When going over the lesson make it your objective to:

  • Know the role attention plays in human performance
  • Learn how processing speed affects performance
  • Determine what processes are effortful and what processes are automatic
  • Be knowledgeable about the effects of aging on attentional control and processing speed