Experimental Psychology Proposal

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The Effects of Genre of Music on Memory Retention

Abstract

The existing experiment was conducted to confirm the effects of genre of music on memory retention. With the knowledge that music does have an effect on human mind and body, background information and our previous experience with music gave us this hypothesis. Certain types of music are known to activate the left and right parts of the brain, which maximizes learning and aids in memory retention (Heathman,2011). Responses to music are easy to be detected in the human body. Classical music from the baroque period causes the heart beat and pulse rate to relax to the beat of the music. As the body becomes relaxed and alert, the mind is able to concentrate more easily.
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Procedure
Participants were requested to listen to a rock music while reading an excerpt for a duration of 1 minute. They were asked to recite the lines that they remembered from the piece. Each words that they stated were counted and recorded. The same procedure were done for the classical music with same excerpt.
Statistical Analysis * Statistic = t-test was the statistical formula used for Independent Samples * Level of Significance α= .05 df= n1 + n2 -2 = 15 + 15 - 2 = 28 t .05= 2.05 * Decision rule: If the t-computed value is greater than or beyond the critical value, Reject null hypothesis. * Solution: Classical Music(Experimental) | Rock Music(Control) | x1 | x12 | x2 | x22 | 18 | 324 | 17 | 289 | 25 | 625 | 12 | 144 | 15 | 225 | 14 | 196 | 20 | 400 | 19 | 361 | 19 | 361 | 23 | 529 | 14 | 196 | 16 | 256 | 30 | 900 | 16 | 256 | 34 | 1156 | 8 | 64 | 27 | 729 | 10 | 100 | 17 | 289 | 21 | 441 | 11 | 121 | 20 | 400 | 29 | 841 | 15 | 225 | 31 | 961 | 9 | 81 | 23 | 529 | 11 | 121 | 16 | 256 | 15 | 225 | x1 = 329 | x12 = 7913 | x2 = 226 | x22 = 3688 | x1 = 21.93 | x2 = 15.07 |

SS1 = x12 - x12n1
SSSS1 =7913– 329215
SS1 = 7913– 10824115
SS1SS1 = 7913 – 7216.07

SS1= 696.93
SS2 = x22 - x22n2
SS2 = 3688–
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