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Dye, M. W. G.; Green, C. S.; Bavelier, D. – Neuropsychologia, 2009
Previous research suggests that action video game play improves attentional resources, allowing gamers to better allocate their attention across both space and time. In order to further characterize the plastic changes resulting from playing these video games, we administered the Attentional Network Test (ANT) to action game players and…
Descriptors: Cues, Video Games, Tests, Attention Span
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Anderson, Daniel R.; And Others – Child Development, 1986
Decribes age trends in television viewing time and visual attention of children and adults videotaped in their homes for 10-day periods. Shows that the increase in visual attention to television during the preschool years is consistent with the theory that television program comprehensibility is a major determinant of attention in young children.…
Descriptors: Adaptation Level Theory, Adults, Age Differences, Attention Span
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Farkas, Mitchell S.; Hoyer, William J. – Journal of Gerontology, 1980
Examined adult age differences in the effects of perceptual grouping on attentional performance. All three age groups were slowed by the presence of similar irrelevant information, but the elderly were slowed more than were the young adults. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attention Control, Attention Span, Comparative Analysis
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Schall, William E.; And Others – Education and Computing, 1985
This study tested the hypothesis that 15- to 21-year-old educable mentally retarded students could successfully interact with microcomputers and show interest in using them as a learning tool. High interest levels and attention spans and positive microcomputer attitudes displayed by subjects suggest there may be unrealized potential in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Span, Developmental Disabilities, Interaction
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Tomporowski, Phillip D.; Allison, Pamela – American Journal of Mental Retardation, 1988
The sustained attention of 23 young adults with mild mental retardation and nonretarded subjects was assessed. Findings suggested that the sustained attention of the retarded differs from that of the nonretarded on those vigilance tasks that place demands on memory abilities. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attention Control, Attention Span, Cognitive Processes, Memory
FOURACRE, MAURICE H.; AND OTHERS – 1962
THIS CURRICULUM REPORT DESCRIBES A SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR EDUCABLE PRESCHOOL RETARDATES TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF ITS DEVELOPMENT IN EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES OF NEW YORK CITY. THE SETTING AND PROCESS OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL CURRICULUM, THE CURRICULUM GUIDE AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND THE OBSERVED BEHAVIOR AND GROWTH OF THE PARTICIPATING CHILDREN…
Descriptors: Child Development, Creative Expression, Curriculum Development, Emotional Development
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Larsson, Henrik; Dilshad, Rezin; Lichtenstein, Paul; Barker, Edward D. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2011
Background: DSM-IV specifies three ADHD subtypes; the combined, the hyperactive-impulsive and the inattentive. Little is known about the developmental relationships underlying these subtypes. The objective of this study was to describe the development of parent-reported hyperactivity-impulsivity and inattention symptoms from childhood to…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Twins, Family Size, Psychopathology
Lewis, Valerie V.; Mayes, Walter M. – 1998
This comprehensive guide is based on the premise that books and reading are an essential part of every child's development. The guide lists and describes more than 2000 books for children from birth to age 14; from stories that babies can literally chew on, to the best choices for bridging the critical gap between listening and reading, to the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Child Development
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Searle, Amelia Kate; Miller-Lewis, Lauren R.; Sawyer, Michael G.; Baghurst, Peter A. – Early Education and Development, 2013
The aim of this prospective study was to identify preschool factors that are associated with children's classroom engagement during their 1st school year. The study was guided by a social-motivational process model that highlights the importance of parent-child and teacher-child relationships in promoting engagement. In preschool, parents and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Kindergarten, Learner Engagement, Parent Child Relationship
Piper, Francesca M. – 1988
The director of a not-for-profit nursery school adapted the adult stress management techniques of exercise and relaxation for use with 3- to 5-year-old children. Specifically, children were taught visualization techniques and yoga exercises involving deep breathing. The goal of the practicum was to rechannel children's negative stress-related…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Nursery Schools, Preschool Children, Prosocial Behavior
Ohannessian, Sirarpi, Ed. – 1969
This second newsletter publication of the Bureau of Indian Affairs follows the format of the first issue. (See related document AL 001 671.) The first article, "Language Drill and Young Children," is by Muriel Saville of Texas A & M University. The author's experience has convinced her that in a classroom situation, a language is not…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Education
Tomporowski, Phillip D.; Tinsley, Veronica – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 1994
The vigilance of young adults with and without mild mental retardation (MR) was compared, with subjects performing two memory demanding, cognitively based tests. The vigilance decrement of MR adults declined more rapidly than did the vigilance of non-MR adults, due to an interaction between target detectability and response bias, and poor target…
Descriptors: Attention, Attention Span, Cognitive Processes, Memory
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Meredith, R. L.; And Others – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1980
Group behavioral social skills training was more effective than the control condition in increasing positive social behavior, attention to the transaction, and degree of empathy. It was also more effective in decreasing negative social skill behavior. (Author)
Descriptors: Attention Span, Empathy, Interpersonal Competence, Measures (Individuals)
Jennings, Kay Donahue – 1993
This study explored how toddlers' increasing social sophistication and increasing ability to coordinate attention between the social and object realm are reflected in toddlers' mastery play. A total of 57 toddlers (24 boys and 33 girls from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds) between the ages of 15 and 35 months participated in 7 mastery…
Descriptors: Attention Span, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Mastery Learning
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Locke, Bill J.; And Others – American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 1982
Thirty-six mildly mentally retarded young adults were exposed to one of three training arrangements for vigilance performance, a monitoring task that some professionals consider uniquely appropriate for such persons because they are assumed to be less susceptible to boredom. (Author)
Descriptors: Attention Span, Job Performance, Mild Mental Retardation, Young Adults
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