In cognitive psychology, information processing is an approach to the goal of understanding human thinking. It arose in the 1940s and 1950s. The concept was to develop algorithms which augment intelligence, using computers, which had only been developed in the 1940s.

See also the Information Processing Languages (IPL), by Newell, Shaw and Simon.


  • Allen Newell, Unified Theories of Cognition, Harvard University Press (1990).

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