Processing Types

 

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Types of Cognitive Processing  

 

 

 

Type of Cognitive Processing

Brief Description

Linear

Processing information from part to whole in a straight forward logical progression.  

Holistic

Processing information from whole to part; sees the big picture first, not the details. 

Sequential

Processing information in order from first to last.  

Random

Processing information without priority; jumps form one task to another. 

Symbolic

Processes symbols and pictures; likes to use letters, words and mathematical symbols. 

Concrete

Processes things that can be seen, or touched – real objects. 

Logical

Processes information piece by piece using logic to solve a problem.  

Intuitive

Processes information based on weather or not it feels right; knows answer but not sure how it was derived. 

Verbal

Processes thoughts and ideas with words.  

Nonverbal

Processes thought as illustrations. 

Reality-Based

Processes information based on reality; focuses on rules and regulations  

Fantasy-Oriented

Processes information with creativity; less focuses on rules and regulations 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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