ATTENTION-CONTROL TRAINING (ACT)

a therapeutic program that assists an individual to be more effective at maintaining appropriate attentional focus via natural methods. It is achieved by an initial assessment of the individual's attentional strengths and weaknesses and typical error patterns and situations in which they occur. This assessment leads to the planning of an intervention protocol. The purpose of the protocol is to teach the individual to concentrate on all the task-relevant cues and ignore all the task-irrelevant cues in a given situation, thus increasing efficiency.

ATTENTION-CONTROL TRAINING (ACT): "A person undergoing attention-control training aims to learn how to focus attention most effectively in a variety of situations."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ATTENTION-CONTROL TRAINING (ACT)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/attention-control-training-act/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
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