a pattern of attentional focus for the purpose of the most efficient execution of a task. For example, a paramedic may first devote attention to critical areas, before broadening the scope of his or her attention to less critical areas. See also associative-dissociative strategy.

ATTENTIONAL STRATEGY: "A person employs an attentional strategy when he or she wants to perform a task efficiently, focusing on the most critical areas first."
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