EFFORTFUL PROCESSING By N., Sam M.S. - 36 Mental activity needing deliberation and control that involves the sense of effort. Compare automaticity. See mental effort. EFFORTFUL PROCESSING: "In effortful processing we use control and deliberation." Related Psychology Terms Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.) NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMII) ATTITUDE SCALES AER HUNGER MEYER, ADOLF (1866-1950) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "EFFORTFUL PROCESSING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/effortful-processing/ (accessed June 25, 2022).