Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Conners’ Continuous Performance Test Third Edition

  • C. Keith Conners
  • Gill Sitarenios
  • Lindsay E. Ayearst
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1535


The Conners Continuous Performance Test – 3rd Edition ™ (Conners CPT 3; Conners 2014) is a revision of its predecessor, the Conners Continuous Performance Test II (Conners CPT II; Conners 2000) and was designed to assess attention-related problems in four domains of attention. The revision is similar to that of the previous versions: individuals are seated in front of a computer and required to respond (by pressing the spacebar or the appropriate key on the mouse) when any letter other than the letter “X” appears on the monitor (this is known as the non-X paradigm). The Conners CPT 3 presents 360 scored stimuli trials (i.e., individual letters) on the screen, with 1, 2, or 4 s between the presentation of letters (i.e., the interstimulus interval; ISI). The 360 trials are divided into 6 blocks, with 3 sub-blocks each consisting of 20 trials. The ISIs are counterbalanced across these blocks. The Conners CPT 3 takes 14 min to administer excluding the recommended practice...
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Keith Conners
    • 1
  • Gill Sitarenios
    • 2
  • Lindsay E. Ayearst
    • 2
  1. 1.Duke University Medical SchoolDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Multi-Health Systems Inc.TorontoCanada