DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A processing of information by several processing units and not a single dedicated processor. See parallel distributed processing- parallel processing. DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING: "Distributed processing uses a series of processing units." Related Psychology Terms SINGLE-CHANNEL MODEL SEQUENTIAL PROCESSING PROCESSOR DISTRIBUTED REPRESENTATION BOTTOM-UP PROCESSING SOCIAL INFORMATION PROCESSING SERIAL PROCESSING PROGRESSIVELY DISTRIBUTED PROCESS DEFENSIVE PROCESSING BOTTOM-UP PROCESSING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/distributed-processing/ (accessed August 7, 2020).