Selective Attention: Definition & Examples


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What is selective attention?

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1. We are more likely to give attention to what appeals to:

2. What can hamper selective attention?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Selective attention is a well-known and common psychological act, and this quiz gives focus to it, testing you on various features and facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This selective attention quiz tests your ability to:

  • Define selective attention
  • Understand what we are more likely to give attention to
  • Recall things that can hamper selective attention
  • Recognize how we experience selective attention
  • Remember how advertising plays off our selective attention

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related social psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define selective attention
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about advertising's relation to selective attention

Additional Learning

The lesson Selective Attention: Definition & Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the reason for selective attention
  • List selective attention influences
  • Give examples of people using others' selective attention for their benefit