PY 101, Attention
PY 101, Attention Psychology 101
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hannah Tomlinson on Saturday October 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psychology 101 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Rachel in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psychology in Psychology at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Date Created: 10/01/16
9/26 Attention Our attention span: 10-15 minutes Attention: the behavioral process of allocating limited processing resources -Key point: it is limited Three kinds -Sustained: remain attentive overtime in one thing -Selective: choosing to ignore one thing in order to pay attention to another -Divided: focusing on more than one thing at once Change blindness: we miss big changes in our environment Shows that we don’t pay attention to things as close as we should Memory and Attention You cannot remember what you did not attend to Trying to pay attention, but don’t remember -Too much stimuli going on (talking, shuffling, phones, etc.) -Not enough stimuli (long lectures, not interested, etc.) -Sleep deprivation -Stress -Depression/anxiety Amnesia: problem retrieving information from long-term memory (childhood event, car accident, event/period of time) -Caused by hippocampus problem, traumatic stress, brain trauma) Absent-mindedness: when we don’t allegate enough resources to push the memory to the long-term memory -Caused by putting attention into too many things Persistence: keep having unwanted memories -Caused by PTSD or something you feel guilty for, anxiety
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