ATTENTION SPAN By N., Sam M.S. - 10 1. the length of time an individual can sustain attention to one task. 2. the amount of material retained during exposure to stimuli. ATTENTION SPAN: "The person's attention span was only 5 seconds- after this, he or she needed a break." Related Psychology Terms ATARACTIC (Atanndc) READABILITY RESEARCH Terms of Service REACTION TIME (Response Latency) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY (Elec- troconvulsive Therapy; EST, ECT) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide EPILEPSY (Symptoms and Types) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ATTENTION SPAN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/attention-span/ (accessed January 26, 2022).