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Visual Environment, Attention Allocation, and Learning in Young Children

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), May 2014
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
Visual Environment, Attention Allocation, and Learning in Young Children
Published in
Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), May 2014
DOI 10.1177/0956797614533801
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Authors

Anna V. Fisher, Karrie E. Godwin, Howard Seltman

Abstract

A large body of evidence supports the importance of focused attention for encoding and task performance. Yet young children with immature regulation of focused attention are often placed in elementary-school classrooms containing many displays that are not relevant to ongoing instruction. We investigated whether such displays can affect children's ability to maintain focused attention during instruction and to learn the lesson content. We placed kindergarten children in a laboratory classroom for six introductory science lessons, and we experimentally manipulated the visual environment in the classroom. Children were more distracted by the visual environment, spent more time off task, and demonstrated smaller learning gains when the walls were highly decorated than when the decorations were removed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 2%
Canada 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 268 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 17%
Student > Bachelor 43 15%
Student > Master 42 15%
Researcher 28 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 7%
Other 73 26%
Unknown 29 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 126 44%
Social Sciences 41 14%
Arts and Humanities 13 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 3%
Computer Science 8 3%
Other 44 15%
Unknown 44 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 369. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 May 2020.
All research outputs
#37,638
of 15,376,621 outputs
Outputs from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#133
of 3,729 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#436
of 190,649 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#4
of 57 outputs
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