Driven to Distraction Revised

Driven to Distraction  Revised

Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307743169

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Categories: Psychology

Driven to Distraction

Driven to Distraction

... and members of the Commerce , Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee , thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today on a very important topic : “ Driven to Distraction : Technological Devices and Vehicle Safety .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03593292W

Category: Cell phones and traffic accidents

Page: 140

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Categories: Cell phones and traffic accidents

Driver Distraction

Driver Distraction

Strayer, D. L. and Johnston, W. A., Driven to distraction: dual-task studies of simulated driving and conversing on a cellular telephone, Psychological Science 12(6), 462–466, 2001. Lee, J. D., Caven, B., Haake, S., and Brown, T.L., ...

Author: Kristie Young

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420007491

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

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A Practical Resource for Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Driver Distraction It is estimated that up to 23 percent of crashes and near-crashes are caused by driver distraction, and these figures will likely increase as more and more distractions, both inside and outside the vehicle, compete for driver attention. Driver Distraction: Theory, Effects, and Mitigation gives a comprehensive overview of this issue, outlining the underlying theory of distraction, its effects on driving performance and safety, strategies for mitigating its effects, and directions for future research. It also brings together the wide array of literature on the topic into one, all-inclusive volume. Includes Recommendations for Managing Distractions in the Technological Age This comprehensive volume reviews the full range of distracting activities that occur while driving, and available ergonomic methods, guidelines, and checklists for the measurement and mitigation of driver distraction. It also recommends ways to manage distraction through enhanced data collection and analysis, driver education and training, driver licensing, legislation and enforcement, vehicle design, road design, company policies, and future research. Beneficial for a broad audience, including: Vehicle manufacturers Road transport authorities and safety agencies Traffic and transport engineers Automotive equipment manufacturers and suppliers Company safety managers Standards organizations Transport safety research agencies This work comes at a critical time when road safety authorities are just beginning to recognize the importance of driver distraction as a road safety issue. With balanced and practical guidance, it aims to prevent driver distraction from escalating into an even more significant problem.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Driven to Distraction at Work

Driven to Distraction at Work

Identifying the underlying reasons why people really lose their ability to focus at work and drawing on case studies, a leading authority on ADD and ADHD presents a set of reliable techniques that will help anyone regain control of their ...

Author: Ned Hallowell

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 9781422186411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 469

Identifying the underlying reasons why people really lose their ability to focus at work and drawing on case studies, a leading authority on ADD and ADHD presents a set of reliable techniques that will help anyone regain control of their attention and most productive mental state in the workplace. By the best-selling author of Driven to Distraction. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: Business & Economics

Driver Distraction and Inattention

Driver Distraction and Inattention

A U.S. perspective on driver distraction: Problems, progress, priorities. Plenary Paper presented at the First International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2009. Pirolli, P. 2007.

Author: John D. Lee

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317147886

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 379

It is estimated that, in the United States, around 20 percent of all Police-reported road crashes involve driver distraction as a contributing factor. This figure increases if other forms of inattention are considered. Evidence (reviewed in this volume) suggests that the situation is similar in other countries and that driver distraction and inattention are even more dangerous as contributing factors in crashes than drug and alcohol intoxication. Having a solid evidence-base from which to develop injury countermeasures is a cornerstone of road-safety management. This book adds to the accumulating evidence-base on driver distraction and inattention. With 24 chapters by 52 authors from more than 10 countries, it provides important new perspectives on the definition and meaning of driver distraction and inattention, the mechanisms that characterize them, the measurement of their effects, strategies for mitigating their effects, and recommendations for further research. The goal of this book is to inspire further research and countermeasure development to prevent and mitigate the potentially adverse effects of driver distraction and driver inattention, and, in doing so, to save lives.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Answers to Distraction

Answers to Distraction

Q&As include: • What is the single most important scientific finding about ADD in the last decade? • How early can ADD be diagnosed? • Where can a parent get support for dealing with a child who has ADD? • What advances in the field ...

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780804150156

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 939

The book that answers your questions about ADD—now revised and updated The bestseeling authors of Driven to Distraction respond to the most frequently asked questions about Attention Deficit Disorder. After decades of being unfairly diagnosed, children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in an easy-to-read reference that covers every aspect of the disorder: from identifying symptoms and diagnosis, to the latest treatment options, as well as practical day-to-day advice on how you or a loved one can live a normal life with ADD. Whether you are a patient, parent, teacher, or health-care professional, Answers to Distraction will help those whose ADD has caused persistent problems in school, at work, and in relationships. Q&As include: • What is the single most important scientific finding about ADD in the last decade? • How early can ADD be diagnosed? • Where can a parent get support for dealing with a child who has ADD? • What advances in the field of medication have taken place since the original version of this book was published? • How can you help someone of any age who resists the diagnosis of ADD get comfortable with it?
Categories: Family & Relationships

Encyclopedia of Perception

Encyclopedia of Perception

Several other multitasking activities share surface similarities with conversing on a cell phone but do not lead to significant driver distraction. For example, listening to radio broadcasts or books on tape does not impair driving.

Author: E. Bruce Goldstein

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412940818

Category: Psychology

Page: 1281

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Because of the ease with which we perceive, many people see perception as something that "just happens." However, even seemingly simple perceptual experiences involve complex underlying mechanisms, which are often hidden from our conscious experience. These mechanisms are being investigated by researchers and theorists in fields such as psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy. A few examples of the questions posed by these investigations are, What do infants perceive? How does perception develop? What do perceptual disorders reveal about normal functioning? How can information from one sense, such as hearing, be affected by information from another sense, such as vision? How is the information from all of our senses combined to result in our perception of a coherent environment? What are some practical outcomes of basic research in perception? These are just a few of the questions this encyclopedia will consider, as it presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception for students, researchers, and professionals in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and related medical disciplines such as neurology and ophthalmology.
Categories: Psychology

Delivered from Distraction

Delivered from Distraction

In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD.

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345442318

Category: Psychology

Page: 409

View: 277

“If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be Delivered from Distraction.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD. As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover • whether ADD runs in families • new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations • the links between ADD and other conditions • how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths • the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone • exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle • how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD • sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them • strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read. Praise for Delivered from Distraction “The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine “A deeply wise and truly helpful book, written with frankness, humor, and tremendous empathy.”—Perri Klass, M.D., co-author of Quirky Kids
Categories: Psychology

Reduction of Environmental Distraction to Facilitate Cognitive Performance

Reduction of Environmental Distraction to Facilitate Cognitive Performance

A comparison of the cell phone driver and the drunk driver. Hum. Factors 48, 381–391. doi: ... Driven to distraction: dual-task studies of simulated driving and conversing on a cellular telephone. Psychol. Sci.

Author: Annelies Vredeveldt

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889194476

Category: Attention

Page: 95

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When faced with a difficult task, people often look at the sky or close their eyes. This behavior is functional: the reduction of distractions in the environment can improve performance on cognitive tasks, including memory retrieval. Reduction of visual distractions can be operationalized through eye-closure, gaze aversion, or by comparing exposure to simple and complex visual displays, respectively. Reduction of auditory distractions is typically examined by comparing performance under quiet and noisy conditions. Theoretical reasoning regarding this phenomenon draws on various psychological principles, including embodied cognition, cognitive load, and modality-specific interference. Practical applications of the research topic are diverse. For example, the findings could be used to improve performance in forensic settings (e.g., eyewitness testimony), educational settings (e.g., exam performance), occupational settings (e.g., employee productivity), or medical settings (e.g., medical history reporting). This Research Topic welcomes articles from all areas of psychology relating to the reduction of distractions to improve task performance. Articles can address (but are not limited to) new empirical findings, comprehensive reviews, theoretical frameworks, opinion pieces, or discussions of practical applications.
Categories: Attention

Distracted Doctoring

Distracted Doctoring

Driven to distraction: dual-task studies of simulated driving and conversing on a cellular telephone. Psychol Sci. 2001;12(6):462–6. Nunes L, Recarte MA. Cognitive demands of hands-free-phone conversation while driving.

Author: Peter J. Papadakos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319487076

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 215

Examining-room computers require doctors to record detailed data about their patients, yet reduce the time clinicians can spend listening attentively to the very people they are trying to help. This book presents original essays by distinguished experts in their fields, addressing this critical problem and making an urgent case for reform, because while electronic technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine, it also poses a unique challenge to health care. Smartphones in the hands of doctors and nurses have become dangerously seductive devices that can endanger their patients. Distracted Doctoring is written for anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as general practitioners, nurses, and health care administrators and students. Chapters include Electronic Challenges to Patient Safety and Care; Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medicine; and Managing Distractions through Advocacy, Education, and Change.
Categories: Medical