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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2700
Professor
Chris Herdman
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 4 Chapter 4: divided attention II. Divided attention A. Resource theory of attention - Kahneman (1973) • Capacity:  Limited (only a certain amount you can allocate)  Flexible, can be allocated to different tasks (based on the priority and complexity of the tasks) • Two types of attentional limits:  Specific structural limits  When you have learned a task to a certain level of efficiency and nothing beyond that, you just can’t get any farther  Ex: musician practices music to a certain level and nothing more, he won’t be able to go play music beyond the current level he can if he no longer practices  Non-specific “energy”, “resources” • Example of attentional resource sharing: driving car + car phone  2 relatively complex ta
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