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Situations: Theory of Attention

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As situations can be made inward or displayed outwardly, describe a real situation in which information can take on either form. Describe with great detail how those theories of attention can be made applicable to the given situation. Expand on those social and/or cultural factors which might influence attention in both this situation and others.

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of Situations. In particular - types/models of situations, outward or inward as displayed is discussed in relation to the theory of attention. Resources are listed to further explore the topic.

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Dear Student,

This subject of study is an interesting one for me particularly because of my studies in Forensic Psychology. Attention is what we pay certain events, situations, subjects and ideas in real life as part of human expression - to learn, know and observe. In this particular question, you are being asked to explain attention via certain theories and to relate culture and social elements to how we pay attention to our world. I suggest using this simple outline -

1. What is attention? What are the prime theories? 100 words.
2. A sample in real life, explaining inward and outward expression. 100 words.
3. Social and cultural factors - discuss how they influence attention; relate it to example in #2. 100 words.

You should include ideas from your course materials - this is important as your professor will be expecting you to show that you have reviewed the information presented there. If you need extra information, I suggest using the resources listed below. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones
On Attention

Attention is a cognitive process - that manner of information processing whereby the mind is arresting, learning, reflecting and relating to a subject position in the ...

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