Process in Human Learning
Social Learning Theory
Information Processing Theory
Sensory memory is the ability to understand and differentiate visuals, smells, and sounds so our body understands whats happening and can "make sense of them" (Woolfolk 294). This process usually happens really fast and "lasts less than 3 seconds" but covers a lot of information in that little amount of time (Woolfolf 294). An example of sensory memory is how people can differentiate the sound of a laugh from the sound of a cry and process what is happening. 168
"Working memory is the 'workbench' of the memory system... where new information is help temporarily and combined with knowledge from long-term memory... " (Woolfolk 297). This process deals with the interaction of your long-term memory and your short-term memory. It also is the beginning process of storing new information and retaining information to your long-term memory. It holds information only for a limited amount of time and tries to relate it to previous situations to form a connection and understand whats happening. An example would consist of reading a book and understanding the information and relating to it while at the same time storing new information learned during the reading.
Long-term memory is the knowledge that you contain in your brain and is the information that is retrieved during the working memory process. This is information that is learned after a period of time or repetition and things that are engraved in your memory such as how to tie your shoes or how to solve a simple math problem. The older you get and the more you study, the more information gets stored into your long-term memory and with a larger field of long-term memory comes more human knowledge and you can understand and comprehend situations better.