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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

21

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 33-39

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2016

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology

Keyword

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Distraction; Inhibition; Routine

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

7 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 21 no. 2 2016

Rights

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