ATTENTION SHIFTING

moving the focus of attention from one thing to another - for example, from the cat to the dog. Shifts may be intentional or may be caused automatically by the abrupt onset of a stimulus - for example, a fire.

ATTENTION SHIFTING: "A person felt his attention shifting from one sibling to another as he or she considered who had eaten the candy."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ATTENTION SHIFTING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/attention-shifting/ (accessed November 17, 2017).
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