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distractor

in experimental psychology, a stimulus that diverts a participant's attention away from another stimulus that they are required to detect or respond to.
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The Expressive Attention subtest, the only verbal response test, uses variations in color as distracters and is similar to the Stroop Test (Stroop, 1992).
The correction trial consisted of two components: (a) least-to-most prompting to exchange the preferred icon; and (b) introduction of a distracter task for one trial.
Self-Consciousness), and six distracter adjectives (e.
This task examined the impact of haptic distracters on the accuracy of estimation.
Since there is only one distracter in this range, it must be correct.
The findings suggest that TV is an audiovisual distracter that disrupts childrens efforts to sustain attention to ongoing play behaviour.
The participants were shown three pictures in total: two pictures contrasting completed and ongoing events plus a distracter picture.
The common theory behind music therapy is that music acts as a distracter.
Furthermore, it should be noted that research also suggests that infants as young as 3 months can engage in distraction to sooth and that at that age, the distracter is important (Harman, Rothbart, & Posner, 1997).
62 * Indicates the item was included only as a distracter to reduce response-set bias, and the values are not part of the five dimensions for data analysis.
The other distracter is a randomly selected word that makes no sense in the context of the passage.
Answers are provided, but there are no rationales provided for the correct answer or for explaining why a distracter is incorrect.