Using Arousal and Goodness of Fit Models to Explain Children's Sustained Attention

Time and Location
Poster Session V - Board: V-126
Saturday May 24, 2008, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Exhibit Hall

Cynthia A. Laurie-Rose
Otterbein College

Lindsey J. Hirsch
Miami University

Ashley Butler
Otterbein College

Aristi Ennis
Otterbein College

Our study examined the interaction of three dimensions of temperament - Extraversion, Effortful Control and Negative Affect - with the vigilance variable of event rate to test the significance of goodness of fit and arousal models for sustained attention in childhood. Using goodness of fit and arousal models together permitted a more subtle analysis.

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Shelly E. Taylor