Attentional Breadth Task

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Attentional Breadth Task

A measure of attentional broadening and narrowing designed by Bosmans et al (2009).
Duration: 15 minutes
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Bosmans,G.,Braet,C.,Koster,E.,and DeRaedt,R.(2009). Attachment, security and attentional breadth toward the attachment figure in middle childhood. J. Clin.ChildAdolesc.Psychol. 38, 872–882.

Grol, M., & Raedt, R. D. (2014). Effects of centralStim1 mood on attentional breadth for centralStimal stimuli. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1277.

Van de Walle, Bijttebier, De Raedt, & Bosmans. (2017). Repetitive thinking about the mother during distress moderates the link between children's attentional breadth around the mother and depressive symptoms in middle childhood. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 90(C), 137-146.

Fang, Lin, Hoorelbeke, Kristof, Bruyneel, Lynn, Notebaert, Lies, MacLeod, Colin, Raedt, Rudi, & Koster, Ernst H. W. (2018). Can training change attentional breadth? Failure to find transfer effects. Psychological Research, 82(3), 520-534.