APPREHENSION SPAN

the number of items an individual can verbally report following a single glance at an array of items. Typically, the number reported is thought to be four or five. Also known as span of apprehension.

APPREHENSION SPAN: "The apprehension span refers to working memory and how many items a person can retain and report following one glance at an item array."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APPREHENSION SPAN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/apprehension-span/ (accessed May 17, 2021).
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