Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is marked by increased distractibility and inhibitory deficits. This study sought to understand how individuals diagnosed with ADHD respond when required to inhibit a routine in response to unexpected stimuli. Ten young adults diagnosed with adult ADHD and ten controls completed the Slip Induction Task (SIT), a measure of attention and inhibition during a routine. The SIT involves participants repeatedly responding to a series of arrow cues, and then later adjusting their routine in response to unexpected stimuli. The findings of this study suggest that those with ADHD do not respond less accurately to novel stimuli within a routine. The data also indicate that when adults diagnosed with ADHD do respond correctly to novel stimuli, they do so more quickly than controls. This could imply that those with adult ADHD may be able to more quickly disengage a usual response pattern i f a novel stimulus requires attention.
BF1 .M63 v. 21 no. 2 2016
Nida, Allen L. and Clark, Amanda J.
"Characterizing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with the slip induction task,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 21:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol21/iss2/5