Ess 3318 Concentration - M7 - SC

Ess 3318 Concentration - M7 - SC - Concentration Attention...

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Concentration & Attention Control
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Concentration What is concentration? Types of attentional focus Attentional Strategies Explaining the Attention-Performance Relationship Choking Under Pressure – An Attentional Issue
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Concentration/attentional focus is … … one of the most important psych. skills affecting overall performance … “the ability to focus [not force] one‟s attention on the task at hand and thereby not be disturbed or affected by irrelevant external and internal stimuli” (Schmid et al., 2001, p. 333)
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Concentration/focus is… (William James, 1890) Everyone knows what attention is. It is taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seems several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought. Focalization, concentration of consciousness are the essence. It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others.
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course ESS 3318 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.

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Ess 3318 Concentration - M7 - SC - Concentration Attention...

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