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ERIC Number: EJ830980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1524-8372
A Longitudinal Investigation of the Development of Attention and Distractibility
Kannass, Kathleen N.; Oakes, Lisa M.; Shaddy, D. Jill
Journal of Cognition and Development, v7 n3 p381-409 Aug 2006
We longitudinally investigated the development of endogenous control of attention in 2 types of tasks that involve competition for attentional focus at 7, 9, and 31 months of age. At all 3 sessions, children participated in a multiple object free play task and a distractibility task. The results revealed both developmental differences and continuity of attentional skills. There was clear evidence of stability in distractibility between 9 and 31 months, and infant distractibility measures were related to toddler attention in the multiple object free play task. The results are discussed in terms of the development of endogenous control of attention and the underlying processes that may guide stability in attentional control. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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