PRIMARY ATTENTION

Requiring no conscious effort on an individual's part, primary attention is the attention one shows to a powerful stimulus. i.e. riveting attention.

PRIMARY ATTENTION: "Pablo came to a dead stop and couldn't take his eyes off the auto accident; an example of primary attention."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PRIMARY ATTENTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primary-attention/ (accessed December 13, 2018).
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