Establishing the Attention-Distractibility Trait.

@article{Forster2016EstablishingTA,
  title={Establishing the Attention-Distractibility Trait.},
  author={Sophie Forster and Nilli Lavie},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={203-12}
}
Failures to focus attention will affect any task engagement (e.g., at work, in the classroom, when driving). At the clinical end, distractibility is a diagnostic criterion of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In this study, we examined whether the inability to maintain attentional focus varies in the overall population in the form of an attention-distractibility trait. To test this idea, we administered an ADHD diagnostic tool to a sample of healthy participants and assessed the… CONTINUE READING

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