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Presentation
The Effect of Familiarity with Background Music on College Students’ Performance of Reading Comprehension Tests
26th Annual Convention of the Association of Psychological Science
  • Heidi J. Johnson, Cedarville University
  • Di Wu, Cedarville University
  • Benjamin B. Holdredge, Cedarville University
  • William T. McKinley, Cedarville University
Document Type
Poster Session
Location
San Francisco, CA
Event Date
5-24-2014
Keywords
  • Memory,
  • music,
  • musical genres,
  • psychology,
  • cognition
Abstract

The current study examined 85 university students’ performance in a reading comprehension task under three conditions: silence, familiar, or unfamiliar music. The results indicated that the students in the familiar music condition performed significantly worse than those in the silent conditions, as well as those in the unfamiliar music condition.

Citation Information
Heidi J. Johnson, Di Wu, Benjamin B. Holdredge and William T. McKinley. "The Effect of Familiarity with Background Music on College Students’ Performance of Reading Comprehension Tests" 26th Annual Convention of the Association of Psychological Science (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/di_wu/40/