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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 3%
Canada 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Other 3 1%
Unknown 227 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 19%
Student > Bachelor 40 16%
Student > Master 38 15%
Researcher 26 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 7%
Other 61 25%
Unknown 18 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 120 49%
Social Sciences 35 14%
Arts and Humanities 12 5%
Computer Science 8 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 3%
Other 33 13%
Unknown 31 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 371. 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 13 August 2019.
All research outputs
#31,113
of 14,014,383 outputs
Outputs from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#119
of 3,625 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#388
of 188,969 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#4
of 57 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 3,625 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 66.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its peers.
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