Title

The Effect of Background Music on Short-Term Memory

Date

5-30-2013 9:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Psychology Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ethan McMahan

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study is being conducted to test the effects of music on short-term memory. The hypothesis is that background music will impair short-term memory. The participants mean age is 22.5 years, SD=2. There are fifteen males and ten females. A between-subjects design is used to determine whether the independent variable has an effect. The independent variable is manipulated by having music playing or not, and measuring how many words are recalled. The expected results are that participants who listened to music will not retain as many words as those who have no music. This information could be beneficial to students.

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May 30th, 9:00 AM

The Effect of Background Music on Short-Term Memory

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This study is being conducted to test the effects of music on short-term memory. The hypothesis is that background music will impair short-term memory. The participants mean age is 22.5 years, SD=2. There are fifteen males and ten females. A between-subjects design is used to determine whether the independent variable has an effect. The independent variable is manipulated by having music playing or not, and measuring how many words are recalled. The expected results are that participants who listened to music will not retain as many words as those who have no music. This information could be beneficial to students.