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ERIC Number: ED408763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Self-Control under Self-Focus Conditions for Students with AD/HD.
Zentall, S. S.; And Others
This study examined the hypothesis that focusing attention away from external stimulation and on the self might improve the task performance of students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Forty-three middle school students, (12 with hyperactivity, 4 without hyperactivity but inattention, and 27 without either attention deficit disorder or hyperactivity), attempted to solve a partially solvable word puzzle in the presence and absence of a mirror, counterbalanced for condition and form order. Differences between students with and without disorders in task accuracy and time were found only in the no mirror condition. Furthermore, the beneficial effect of the mirror for children with hyperactivity, relative to comparison children, was most pronounced for those who looked at the mirror. Results are interpreted in terms of attentional bias toward external stimulation of students with hyperactivity. (Contains 34 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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