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Visual Environment, Attention Allocation, and Learning in Young Children

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Science, May 2014
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Title
Visual Environment, Attention Allocation, and Learning in Young Children
Published in
Psychological Science, 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 6 1%
Canada 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 453 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 72 15%
Student > Master 66 14%
Student > Bachelor 62 13%
Researcher 38 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 6%
Other 95 20%
Unknown 108 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 158 34%
Social Sciences 58 12%
Arts and Humanities 21 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 3%
Computer Science 11 2%
Other 78 17%
Unknown 132 28%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 497. 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 24 May 2024.
All research outputs
#54,600
of 26,172,861 outputs
Outputs from Psychological Science
#125
of 4,345 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#358
of 241,742 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychological Science
#5
of 60 outputs
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