Memory and Information Processing in Adults


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Thinking skills are also called _____ abilities.

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1. Making sense of the stimuli our brains receive is called _____.

2. Remembering things that happened a few seconds or minutes ago is called _____.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of how thinking skills work during adulthood and aging.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Another name for thinking skills
  • Term for the brain sorting through stimuli that has been received
  • Type of memory that recalls things that happened a few seconds ago
  • Memory type for events that happened more than a few minutes ago

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about memory and information processing in a different light
  • Information recall-use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of memory people have
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about thinking skills and how stimuli is interpreted

Additional Learning

To learn more about information processing, review the lesson called Memory and Information Processing in Adults. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the middle adulthood developmental period
  • Review what information processing is and how middle adults process information at a slower speed and with lower attention
  • Recall how memories are made and recalled as a middle adult
  • Examine some common memory issues faced by adults