selective inattention


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inattention

 [in″ah-ten´shun]
lack of attention.
selective inattention
2. the ignoring or otherwise screening out of stimuli that are threatening, anxiety-producing, or felt to be unimportant.

se·lec·tive in·at·ten·tion

an aspect of attentiveness in which a person attempts to ignore or avoid perceiving that which generates anxiety.

selective inattention

the screening out of unwanted stimuli, particularly the part of a message the listener does not want to hear.
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