EFFORTFUL PROCESSING By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 EXOPSYCHIC SENSE OF EQUILIBRIUM EXECUTIVE DEAUTOMATIZATION HYPOTHESIS ACTIVITY CYCLE GAMMA MOTION, GAMMA SYNCHRONY PURPOSIVE ACCIDENT SOCIAL INTERFERENCE AUTOSCOPOPHILIA PRIMARY CONTROL Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "EFFORTFUL PROCESSING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/effortful-processing/ (accessed June 24, 2017).