The development of selective attention: a life-span overview.

@article{Plude1994TheDO,
  title={The development of selective attention: a life-span overview.},
  author={D J Plude and James T. Enns and Darlene A. Brodeur},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  year={1994},
  volume={86 2-3},
  pages={227-72}
}
This paper outlines research on selective attention within a life-span developmental framework. Findings obtained in both the infancy-child and adulthood-aging literatures are reviewed and discussed in relationship to four aspects of selective attention: orienting, filtering, search, and expecting. Developmental consistencies and inconsistencies are identified and integrative theories are evaluated. Although a single theory is unlikely to accommodate the diverse patterns of age effects… CONTINUE READING

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