Pscyh M.D.- Automatic Processing


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Term: Automatic Processing
Definition (Myers): Unconscious encoding of incidental information, such asspace, time, and frequency, and of well-learned information, such as word meanings. 1
Definition (alternative): Thinking that is unconscious, unintentional, involuntary, and effortless. 2
Contextual explanation: Basically automatic processing is a type of infromation processing where these information are processed to our brain unconsciously without having to disturb our consciousness. Automatic processing is both effortless and impossible to shut off. It may take soem sort of effort to retain or recall these memories but the formation of these information are done unintentionally without interrupting your consciousness.
Related terms and concepts:
  • Memory
  • Encoding
  • Effortful Processing
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Related websites: insert links to external websites here
  • http://www.alleydog.com/cognotes/consc.html
  • http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/42134/attention/242019/Memory-and-habituation#ref=ref383428

  • Sources:

    1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers.

    2. Automatic processing. (n.d.). Psychology Glossary. Retrieved November 5, 2009, from http://www.psychology-lexicon.com/cms/glossary/glossary-a/automatic-processing.html

    3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TausqSK9p9k
    Edited by: Lauren Kang
    Date of last edit: November 5, 2009



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