Human Personality Compared to Computer Information Processing


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Which psychological theory states that we take in information from the environment, manipulate it, and cycle it back out?

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1. Which type of memory might hold information for awhile, but not necessarily permanently?

2. When information is manipulated, either in our brains or in a computer, it is said to be what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get an idea of what you know about the difference between human personality and computer processing. Answer these questions on key points like a psychological theory about information that we take from the environment and cycle back out again, in addition to a type of memory that isn't permanent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you know about these topics:

  • Something that happens to information that's manipulated in our brains or on a computer
  • Psychology that studies the 'why' of human behavior
  • Our fundamental qualities and characteristics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on human personality and computer processing, like an area of psychology that studies the 'why' of our behavior
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a theory of psychology about getting information, manipulating it and then sending it back out
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a type of memory that doesn't last very long and the term for our basic characteristics and qualities

Additional Learning

Consider the accompanying lesson called Human Personality Compared to Computer Information Processing. These key subjects will be covered in greater detail:

  • Attention as an important way of taking in information from our environment
  • Process of taking in information and having it impact our qualities
  • Example of information storage through a computer spreadsheet