Introductory Psychology CLEP Prep Practice Exam

Question: 1 / 50

How long does the average human attention span last for?

10 seconds

While each individual's attention span can vary, studies have shown that the average human attention span has decreased significantly over the years to about 8 seconds, which is shorter than the 9 second attention span of a goldfish. Option A, 10 seconds, is the closest to this current average, making it the correct answer. Options B, C, and D are all significantly longer than the average attention span, making them incorrect choices. It is important to note that these options may have been more accurate in the past, but with the constant influx of information and distractions in today's world, our attention spans have shortened.

30 seconds

1 minute

10 minutes