Psych Media Report

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Media Report Assignment Article Source: USA Today (8/19/2003) Throughout the mid-90’s many researchers believed in the Mozart effect, which stated that listening to Mozart before a spatial skills test improved performance. After further studies, however, many researchers are beginning to believe that the benefits of music may have been overstated. Due to a study by psychologist Gabriela Husain, researchers now believe that the increase in performance is due to the genre of music, not the composer. It is well known that people who feel energized and in a good mood score better on tests, so if a person listens to more energetic music his performance will increase. Another popular belief in the mid-90’s was that children who took music lessons had higher IQ’s. Due to a study by psychologist Glenn Schellenberg, this belief has also been disproved. After accounting for parents’ education and income, he found that music lessons had a negligible effect on both children and college students’ IQ
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course PSY 210 taught by Professor Mckenzie during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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