Attention in Early Development: Themes and Variations / Edition 1

Attention in Early Development: Themes and Variations / Edition 1

by Holly Alliger Ruff, Mary Klevjord Rothbart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195136322

ISBN-13: 9780195136326

Pub. Date: 05/03/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book provides both a review of the literature and a theoretical framework for understanding the development of visual attention from infancy through early childhood. Taking a functional approach to the topic, the authors discuss the development of the selective and state-related aspects of attention, as well as the emergence of higher-level controls. They also

Overview

This book provides both a review of the literature and a theoretical framework for understanding the development of visual attention from infancy through early childhood. Taking a functional approach to the topic, the authors discuss the development of the selective and state-related aspects of attention, as well as the emergence of higher-level controls. They also explore the individual differences in these facets of attention, and consider the possible origins of early deficits in attention, which has obvious implications for children with developmental disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactive disorder. These findings will be invaluable to developmental, cognitive, and clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195136326
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/03/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Constructs and Measures
3. Looking and Visual Attention: Overview and Developmental Framework
4. Scanning, Searching, and Shifting Attention
5. Development of Selectivity
6. Development of Attention as a State
7. Focused Visual Attention and Resistance to Distraction
8. Increasing Independence in the Control of Attention
9. Attention in Learning and Performance
10. Individual Differences in Attention
11. Early Manifestations of Attention Deficits
12. Individuality and Development
13. Recapitulation
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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