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Sheet1 Page 1 Distractibility and Concentration of Attention in Children's Development Anne T. Higgins and James E. Tumure from abstract "Extraneous stimulation was found to impair performance significantly for younger children but to facilitate the pe --quotes-- The 144 secondand sixth-grade subjects attended two elementary schools in the middle-class community of Forest Lake, Minnesota. 36 male and 36 female The sixth-grade subjects ranged in age from 127 to 150 months, with mean age 140.7 months Unlike the data for preschoolers, errors decreased with increasing extraneous stimulation for sixthgrade subjects. When error scores for sixthgrade subjects were submitted to a condition When one very deviant subject in the easy-task, lowsound condition is removed (twice as many errors and 10 times more time spent glancing than the groups' mean) the data become more orderly (mean errors. Table 1 = 7.09 especially mean glance score. Table 3 = .012).
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Unformatted text preview: subjects glanced away from the task more after reaching criterion The findings of this study demonstrate that extraneous stimulation impaired the performance of younger children, but facilitates the performance of older children, for subjects performing easy and difficult tasks. Conversely, for sixth-grade subjects, extraneous stimulation was found to decrease errors and produce some indication that glancing declined with increasing sound. Findings for sixtb-grade subjects support the hypothesis that older subjects presented with extraneous stimulation actively adapt to the stimulation, and in tbe process their attention becomes more acutely focused on tbe assigned task Sheet1 Page 2 than in the quiet condition.--------notes--In one study, researchers found that, in performing both simple and difficult tasks, children around ages 11 and 12 (in the 6th g Sheet1 Page 3 and, Sheet1 Page 4 younge...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOCIAL WOR -- taught by Professor -- during the Spring '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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