cognitive psychology

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cognitive psychology.

In this assignment, you will read an article about the Mozart effect and identify various parts of the research process. This exercise will help you learn how to read a research article and to understand the research process.

Read the following article:

Spatial task performance

Rauscher, F. H., Shaw, G. L., & Ky, K. N. (1993). Music and spatial task performance. Nature, 365. 6447: 611. (October 14, 1993). (ProQuest Document ID 76004658). In your article summary, respond to the following questions:

State the research hypothesis in your own words. Identify the independent and dependent variables.

Mozart effect

Jenkins, J.S. (2001). The Mozart effect. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 94, 170-172.

Based on your readings, respond to the following:

Do you think there is any merit in the study (Rauscher, Shaw, & Ky, 1993)? Give three reasons for your position. Does the study take individual differences in spatial ability into account? Explain your answer. What are two ways in which the experiment could be modified to make the results more generalizable? Write a 5–6-page paper in Word format.

Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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