DOWNWARD DRIFT HYPOTHESIS, DRIFTING ATTENTION By N., Sam M.S. - 13 A disorder where attention is a short span of time but a person then drifts back to a somnolent state. See wandering attention. DOWNWARD DRIFT HYPOTHESIS, DRIFTING ATTENTION: "Joe suffered from drifting attention as stated in the downward drift hypothesis." Related Psychology Terms Dissociative Identity Disorder A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) ATARACTIC (Atanndc) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Comparison of Assessment Tools Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief SCHIZOPHRENIA (OTHER TYPES) MANIC-DEPRESSIVE REACTION (DEPRESSIVE PHASE) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DOWNWARD DRIFT HYPOTHESIS, DRIFTING ATTENTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/downward-drift-hypothesis-drifting-attention/ (accessed November 28, 2021).