Title

Chewing Gum and Test Performance

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime M. Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime M. Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Previous findings on the effects of chewing gum and test performance demonstrate that test performance was higher for individuals who chewed gum while taking a test. The purpose of the present study was to further examine whether chewing gum would have an effect on test performance of men versus women. I predicted that participants who chewed gum would have better test performances, particularly for women, compared to those who did not chew gum. Participants were randomly assigned to chew or not to chew gum while reading a list of 20 words and then asked to write as many words as they can remember. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the acquired data, in addition to future directions, will be discussed.

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Chewing Gum and Test Performance

WUC Pacific Room

Previous findings on the effects of chewing gum and test performance demonstrate that test performance was higher for individuals who chewed gum while taking a test. The purpose of the present study was to further examine whether chewing gum would have an effect on test performance of men versus women. I predicted that participants who chewed gum would have better test performances, particularly for women, compared to those who did not chew gum. Participants were randomly assigned to chew or not to chew gum while reading a list of 20 words and then asked to write as many words as they can remember. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the acquired data, in addition to future directions, will be discussed.