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Disability and Equity in Education

Longwood University

1998

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Selective Attention In College Students With And Without Learning Disabilities: Identification Of Incongruent Emotional Stimuli, Adrienne R. Wolfe Jan 1998

Selective Attention In College Students With And Without Learning Disabilities: Identification Of Incongruent Emotional Stimuli, Adrienne R. Wolfe

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Students with LD may show deficiencies in selective attention, both visual and auditory, which can affect interpretation of social situations. The Stroop Test is often used to gauge selective attention to congruent and incongruent visual stimuli. In this experiment , the Stroop Test, and a similar researcher­ conducted task based on the depiction of emotions paired with congruent and incongruent words and an emotional task, involving emotional words paired with incongruent pictures depicting people with different facial expressions, were presented to college students with and without LD. The reaction times, and the number and types of correct and incorrect answers made ...