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Related to selective inattention: Selective attention
lack of attention.
2. the ignoring or otherwise screening out of stimuli that are threatening, anxiety-producing, or felt to be unimportant.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
an aspect of attentiveness in which a person attempts to ignore or avoid perceiving that which generates anxiety.
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