SELECTIVE INATTENTION

Act of ignoring or otherwise screening out of stimuli that are threatening, anxiety-producing, or felt to be unimportant. Conscious or unconscious failure to pay attention to specific physical or emotional input.

SELECTIVE INATTENTION: "Selective inattention may occur in the presence of threatening stimuli."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELECTIVE INATTENTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selective-inattention/ (accessed April 18, 2021).
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