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Re: CHAT: "boredom" (was Words for "Boredom")

From:Marcus Smith <smithma@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 18, 2002, 15:55
On Tue, 18 Jun 2002, Andy Canivet wrote:

> I wouldn't be surprised at all if there is a measurable difference in > attention span / habituation between older people and those who have grown > up watching a lot of TV.
Being the son of an elementary school teacher, I have frequently heard complaints about how current students have worse attention than previous years. My now even teaches according to the rule where you don't do the exact same thing for more than about 15 minutes, because the students don't pay attention that long.
> I also wonder if it has anything to do with the > somewhat alarming rates of Attentional Deficit Disorders, or if that can all > be chalked up to over-diagnosis of a new clinical category.
ADD isn't all that new. My uncle was diagnosed with it back in the early 70s. I think its just got to be better known, or perhaps it got to be a "trendy" diagnosis. Marcus


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>