Stereotypes and Automatic & Controlled Information Processing


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Automatic information processing occurs when _____.

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1. Which of the following is true about controlled information processing?

2. Which of these is an example of automatic information processing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about how stereotypes can affect how we process information. In this quiz, you'll be assessed on your knowledge of the types of information processing and the work of Patricia Devine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about the following:

  • What stereotypes are
  • When automatic information processing occurs
  • An example of automatic information processing
  • What Devine found about subliminal stereotype words
  • Characteristics of controlled information processing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the impact of stereotypes on information processing
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as automatic and controlled information processing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Patricia Devine's experiments

Additional Learning

At any time, read or view the accompanying lesson called Stereotypes and Automatic & Controlled Information Processing to bolster your knowledge of this psychology topic. Here are some of the things the lesson covers:

  • What information processing is
  • What Devine pointed out about encountering people from another group
  • How stereotypes can turn to prejudice