Information Processing Theory

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Information Processing Theory
Selicia Whidbee-Denmon
April 1, 2012
Tracey Morgado


Information Processing Theory
The information processing theory is a group of theoretical frame works that address how the human beings receive, think about, mentally, modify and remember information and how such cognitive processes change over the course of development. (Child development pg.186) Information processing theory emerged in the late 1950s and early 1960s and has continued to evolve in the decades that have followed. (Child development pg.186)
The five key components in the information process theory are sensation, perception, sensory register, working memory, and long-term memory.
Sensation is the physiological
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I always tell my boys “Everything you do, your little brother watches and does it too.”
From the ages 2-3, children at this age reach the “sensorimotor stage.” They want to be more independent and want to learn more things. Children at this age also start to understand discipline, and the difference between right and wrong. Parents with children at this age should have their eyes and ears open because they are out there exploring.
This stage is ages 3 to 6 and they should be at the “pre-operational stage” meaning that they are starting to use their imagery and memory skills. Children at this age is also starting to learn and memorize, using their social interaction skills, learning to read and learning how to clean up behind themselves. The downfall to this age is that they also pick up bad habits like lying, talking back, and bullying. My almost two year old has picked up the habit of yelling when he can’t get his way. That is the habit I am trying to break before he starts daycare or pre-school.
School Age
This is the 6-12 year old group, and they should be at the “Concrete operations” and that is the ability to use logical and coherent actions in thinking and solving problems. Their


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