Information Processing in Children - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122495502, 9781483268804

Information Processing in Children

1st Edition

The Seventh of an Annual Series of Symposia in the Area of Cognition under the Sponsorship of Carnegie-Mellon University

Editors: Sylvia Farnham-Diggory
eBook ISBN: 9781483268804
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 220
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Information Processing in Children is a collection of papers from the Seventh Annual Series of Symposia in the Area of Cognition. This collection discusses developmental data that are important to a complete theory of human information process and describes information-processing technologies used in developmental function studies. One paper reviews the developments in information processing in children that includes descriptions of the sensory system, intermodal connections, short- and long-term memory. Several papers also discuss developments in the basic mechanisms, such as those relating to perceptual phenomena, equivalence systems, and memory strategies. Several papers then deal with psychological considerations in building a model to cognitive development and learning. An example pertains to information processing tendencies in empirical studies and theoretical implications for cognitive learning abilities. One paper then discusses computer simulation, while another reviews papers written by Cellerier, as well as by Klahr and Wallace, which tackle the role of simulation in developmental research. This compendium can prove helpful for child psychologists, counselors, pediatricians, and child educators and teachers.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Acknowledgments Part I Overview Chapter 1. On the Development of the Processor The Sensory System Short-Term Memory Long-Term Memory Intermodal Connections Attention Strategies and Programs The Nature of Explanation Explanation by Synthesis Conclusion Part II Basic mechanisms Chapter 2. Perceptual Development: A Progress Report Stimulus Determinants of Type I Phenomena Classification of Illusion Phenomena Cognition and Type II Phenomena Chapter 3. The Development of Equivalence Systems Reply to Simon Chapter 4. Strategies for Remembering Selective Attention and Memory Mediation and Memory Conclusions and Implications Reply to Simon Part III Building a Model-Psychological Considerations Chapter 5. Rules and Repertoires, Rituals and Tricks of the Trade: Social and Informational Aspects to Cognitive and Representational Development Representational Tasks-Finding Equivalents Favored Properties and Signs Grounds for Such Labels as "Right" or "Excess" Representational Tasks: Lawfulness in the Equivalents Children Produce The General Course of Cognitive Development Chapter 6A. Information Processing Tendencies in Recent Experiments in Cognitive Learning—Empirical Studies Chapter 6B. Information Processing Tendencies in Recent Experiments in Cognitive Learning—Theoretical Implications Chapter 7. A Note on Process-Structure Distinctions in Developmental Psychology The Material-Activity Distinction Program-Data Distinction The Interpreter-Language Distinction The Grammar-Recognizer Distinction Competence-Performance Distinction Process and Structure in Development Conclusion Part


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