Attention in Early Development: Themes and Variations by Holly Alliger Ruff

Attention in Early Development: Themes and Variations

byHolly Alliger Ruff, Mary Klevjord Rothbart

Paperback | March 15, 2001

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This book provides both a review of the literature and a theoretical framework for understanding the development of visual attention from infancy through early childhood. Taking a functional approach to the topic, the authors discuss the development of the selective and state-related aspectsof attention, as well as the emergence of higher-level controls. They also explore the individual differences in these facets of attention, and consider the possible origins of early deficits in attention, which has obvious implications for children with developmental disorders such asattention-deficit hyperactive disorder. These findings will be invaluable to developmental, cognitive, and clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.

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Holly Alliger Ruff is at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Mary Klevjord Rothbart is at University of Oregon.

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Title:Attention in Early Development: Themes and VariationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 5.91 × 8.9 × 0.51 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195136322

ISBN - 13:9780195136326

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Constructs and Measures3. Looking and Visual Attention: Overview and Developmental Framework4. Scanning, Searching, and Shifting Attention5. Development of Selectivity6. Development of Attention as a State7. Focused Visual Attention and Resistance to Distraction8. Increasing Independence in the Control of Attention9. Attention in Learning and Performance10. Individual Differences in Attention11. Early Manifestations of Attention Deficits12. Individuality and Development13. RecapitulationReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index

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"Ruff and Rothbart are both respected scholars in the field of developmental psychology. Their text includes a review of the literature and a theoretical framework of the development of visual attention from infancy through early childhood. Coverage includes the development of selective andstate-related aspects of attention; the emergency of higher-level controls on attention; individual differences in attention; and possible origins of childhood ADHD. For clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and early education professionals; also suitable as a textbook for advanced undergraduateand graduate students in education and psychology."--SciTech Book News