Title

Background Color Effects on Short Term Memory

Date

5-31-2018 5:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 7:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Chair

Brent King

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The current study sought to discover whether red or green background colors had a positive effect on participants’ short term memory. It was predicted that (1) the color red would have a strong positive effect on participants memory recall scores and (2) that men would have higher memory scores overall. Men and women were assigned at random with a word bank with either a red background, a green background, or a grey background (control). They then had two minutes to memorize as many words as they could, and after the word bank was taken away they were given the same amount of time to recall as many words as they could. Data will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.

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Background Color Effects on Short Term Memory

WUC Pacific Room

The current study sought to discover whether red or green background colors had a positive effect on participants’ short term memory. It was predicted that (1) the color red would have a strong positive effect on participants memory recall scores and (2) that men would have higher memory scores overall. Men and women were assigned at random with a word bank with either a red background, a green background, or a grey background (control). They then had two minutes to memorize as many words as they could, and after the word bank was taken away they were given the same amount of time to recall as many words as they could. Data will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.