ERIC Number: ED105340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Selective Attention of Impulsive and Reflective Children. Research Report No. 66.
Egeland, Byron; Thibodeau, Anne
The present investigation looked at selective attention in impulsive and reflective children using a central/incidental task similar to that used by Hagen, 1967. In order to examine developmental change in selective attention, children at kindergarten, second, and fifth grades were tested. The central recall task involved presenting the child with a board containing pictures on 3" x 5" cards. The child was then presented with each of the cards and asked to point to the spot on the original board where the picture had been seen. It was hypothesized that impulsive children would demonstrate less efficient selective attention and, as a result, would recall less central information and possibly more incidental information than their reflective counterparts. The results showed that the impulsive children recalled less central as well as incidental information, which did not support the notion that impulsive children were deficient in selective attention. Results did support the developmental trend in the recall of central information found in previous investigations described by Hagen (Hagen & Hale, 1973). Impulsive and reflective children appear to differ on dimensions other than response latency. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.