Adult ADHD Traits And Selective Visual Attention

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Zachery Mondlak (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Christopher Dickinson

Abstract: Literature that evaluates sustained attention and response inhibition with adult participants with ADHD is extremely limited. While differences were demonstrated when participants with ADHD were compared to a control group, it is not known if comparing levels of traits on a self-report scale for ADHD symptoms can predict any sustained attention and response inhibition differences. The current study used an adapted version of the Conners’ Continuous Performance Task (CPT) with eye tracking to test if higher self-reported ADHD symptoms and related functional impairment were predictive of participants’ eyes looking at the target less and more response time variability. Breadth of ADHD-related impairment (i.e., number of settings) predicted more misses in the distractor condition of the CPT. ADHD related symptoms, themselves, were not a significant predictor for any outcome measures.

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Mondlak, Z. (2020). Adult ADHD Traits And Selective Visual Attention. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2020
selective attention, eye tracking, response inhibition, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, continuous performance task

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