The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation

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Effects of Emotional Stimuli on Controlled Processes and Gender


Brian Stanley


40 undergraduate students from the University of Western Ontario were randomly selected and participated in a Stroop test following a 5 minute slide show presentation. Each presentation consisted of happy or sad pictures and music, meant to induce an emotional reaction. Participants were split up evenly into 4 groups based on gender and emotional condition. An emotional effect on gender was measured using a 2x2 analysis of variance. It was found that emotion did have an effect on time for both genders (F(1,32)=3.44,E,<.05) however there was no effect on performance (F(1,32)=.40, p,>.05).

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