Cognitive Development: Attention, Memory And Problem Solving

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Cognitive development has many theories associated with it. One of the most popular and most researched is the Information Processing (IP) Theory. This theory emphasizes the use of attention, memory, and problem solving. An aspect of memory that is focused on is working memory. Working memory is a “memory system that involves actively attending to, gathering, maintaining, storing, and processing information,” (DeLoache, Eisenberg, Saffran, & Siegler, 2014, p. 147). Working memory is used by individuals throughout their everyday lives like reading, mathematics, and following directions. There are age-related increases with working memory and though it is common, it has a limited capacity for storing and processing new information. At a young
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