13 A multidisciplinary perspective on attentional control

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This chapter has three general goals. The first is to consider the role of motivational processes in regulating attention. The second is to consider potential mechanisms underlying motivational effects. The final goal is to consider individual differences, both at the level of motivational processes and attentional control processes. The chapter begins with a brief review of the relations between motivation and attention and summarizes relevant behavioral and psychological evidence. Next, a temperamental perspective is presented, emphasizing individual differences in the underlying motivational and attentional systems and their contribution to personality. Finally, several recent studies that address these processes are described. The studies suggest that attentional orienting, and therefore vulnerability to capture, depends on 1) the motivational valence or value attached to a location, 2) the individual's motivational tendencies related to trait anxiety and extraversion, and 2) the individual's capacity for voluntary attentional control. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved) (from the create)




Derryberry, D., & Reed, M. A. (2001). 13 A multidisciplinary perspective on attentional control. Advances in Psychology, 133(C), 325–347. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0166-4115(01)80015-7

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