Controlled vs Automatic Processing: Definition & Difference


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Which of the following terms refers to processing that does not require us to pay attention?

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1. Which of the following terms refers to processing that requires us to pay attention and deliberately put in effort?

2. Which of the following statements about automatic processing is not correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Automatic and controlled processing are two ways that we process information. Use this worksheet to take notes and the quiz to assess your knowledge after you complete the lesson. In order to pass the quiz, you should be familiar with what each process requires and the amount of effort that goes into each process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on:

  • The type of processing that requires no attention
  • Facts about automatic processing
  • Controlled processing

Skills Practiced

These skills will be practiced:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of processing that requires attention and deliberate effort
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on controlled and automatic processing
  • Interpreting Information - verify that you can read information regarding controlled and automatic processing and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Controlled vs Automatic Processing: Definition & Difference will teach you about automatic and controlled processing. Objectives covered include:

  • Differentiate between controlled and automatic processing
  • Know how controlled processing works
  • Understand the cause of automatic processing