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PY 101, Attention

by: Hannah Tomlinson

PY 101, Attention Psychology 101

Hannah Tomlinson

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Attention Notes
Intro to Psychology
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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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