Title

The Effects of Lavender Aroma on Working Memory

Date

5-30-2013 2:00 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Psychology Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ethan McMahan

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study predicted that lavender aroma slows down cognitive functioning, resulting in a diminished memory capacity. Using a between-subjects design, forty participants, including 18 males and 22 females (M = 20.5 years, SD = 1.15) were randomly assigned to one of two independent groups, and subsequently performed a cognitive assessment battery in a quiet room with either Lavender aroma or none. Analysis of performance showed that lavender aroma produced a significant decrease in working memory capacity. This research suggests that decreased levels of stress due to lavender aroma influences working memory.

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May 30th, 2:00 PM

The Effects of Lavender Aroma on Working Memory

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This study predicted that lavender aroma slows down cognitive functioning, resulting in a diminished memory capacity. Using a between-subjects design, forty participants, including 18 males and 22 females (M = 20.5 years, SD = 1.15) were randomly assigned to one of two independent groups, and subsequently performed a cognitive assessment battery in a quiet room with either Lavender aroma or none. Analysis of performance showed that lavender aroma produced a significant decrease in working memory capacity. This research suggests that decreased levels of stress due to lavender aroma influences working memory.