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Attention - Psychology Definition of the Week

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Definition: Psychologist and philosopher William James described attention as "the taking possession of the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what may seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thoughts... It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others"

Learn more in this definition of attention.

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July 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm
(1)Rukuzo Rhakhosays:

Thank you so much Madam,Kendra Cherry.Your job is highly appreciated.It will be very nice, if you could give more definition.

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March 18, 2021 at 11:34 am
(3)rabia_jahansays:

thank you for your services, kindly explain span of attention in detail.

May 2, 2021 at 1:34 am
(4)mudassar hayatsays:

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