DISTRACTOR By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A stimulus or an aspect of it that is not needed for the task being performed. See also visual attention. DISTRACTOR: "A distractor is used in memory studies." Related Psychology Terms ATTENTION LEVEL KAPPA EFFECT INVOLUNTARY ATTENTION SIGNAL DETECTION TASK VISUAL FATIGUE TASK ROLE ATTENTION LOAD MEASURE PRIMARY ATTENTION ATTENTIONAL CAPTURE ACHROMATIC INTERVAL Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DISTRACTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/distractor/ (accessed August 3, 2020).