ALERTNESS

1. a place of consciousness where one is alert and ready to respond to stimuli, versus when one is unaware or tired. 2. with regard to neurology, a large amount of cortical response stemming from elicitation of the reticular activating system.

ALERTNESS: "The teacher wished all of her students would come to school with the same alertness that Jack did."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ALERTNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/alertness/ (accessed April 9, 2020).
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