attentional style

attentional style

the way in which an individual tends to focus attention on the environment differentially along two dimensions: width (varying from a broad focus involving attention to a wide range of environmental cues to a narrow focus involving attention to a limited range of cues) and direction (directed internally on one's own thoughts and feelings versus directed externally towards objects and events outside one's body).
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In fact Morgan and Pollock used the terms associative and dissociative attentional style to refer to an internal and external focus of attention.
Sensitization, or as it is occasionally termed, monitoring, exaggerating, and attending, refers to efforts directed at acknowledging, focusing on, and adopting vigilant attentional style when faced with threatening affects and impulses (Krohne, 1996; Weinberger & Schwartz, 1990).
Their works provide a starting point for psychotherapy's potential to address attentional style as an aspect of adult ethical development.
The bridge between attention and morality can most easily be seen by reflecting on "selfish-ness" as an attentional style.
In all such cases, then, the fundamental problem is not located on any axis of attentional style.
On the contrary, an interest in attentional style may be held in common by adherents of otherwise divergent systems (consequentialist or deontological, cognitivist or psychodynamic).
The accurate assessment of attentional style in recreational exercisers appears to be needed if future research addresses the "time-out" explanation for mood enhancement of distraction activities.
Attentional style in ratings of perceived exertion during physical exercise.
Differential Attentional Process Inventory: Sustained and dual attentional styles inventory that discriminates between hypnotic susceptibility level.
Additionally, future studies may examine attentional styles or thought/feeling patterns during actual performances (e.