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    Selective attention is an important concept in
cognitive psychology.   Thus, it is important to define
selective attention.  What is selective attention?   Below
is a definition of selective attention.

Selective Attention Definition:

Selective attention is the process of focusing one's
attention on something.

Selective Attention Examples:

There are many possible examples of selective
attention. Below are two selective attention examples:

1.  You are at a party and you focus your attention on
one conversation and do not pay attention to other
conversations.

2.   You are at a coffeehouse and are paying attention
to what you are reading and not paying attention to the
conversations at the coffeehouse.