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Tags: MIHAELA CHRAIF , CLAUDIA SANDULESCU , negative wailing words , visual memory , reaction time to visual stimuli , experimental group , control group

 

THE INFLUENCE OF NEGATIVE WAILING WORDS IN ATTENTION AT VISUAL STIMULI
MIHAELA CHRAIF, CLAUDIA SANDULESCU
University of Bucharest,
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of this research was to investigate the influence of negative wailing words on visual attention at stimuli from the left and right side of the visual field. The research has been performed on two groups of 30 subjects, one experimental group and one control group. The participants of this research were a number of 60 undergraduate students at psychology, College of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, aged between 19 and 21 years, (M=19.85; S.D.= 0.76), from both rural and urban areas. For both the experimental group with negative wailing words and the control group, 30 participants were randomly selected.
The instruments: The main research tool used was the visual attention test WAFR Neglect form (the computerized tests of the Vienna Test battery testing system). The independent variable is: The negative wailing words as auditory stimuli belonging to an old woman (performer) from a Romanian rural area.
The results confirmed most of the research hypotheses (p<0.05). Furthermore, findings reveal that negative wailing words have a statistically significant influence on visual attention, measured by the mean and dispersion of the youngsters’ reaction time to visual stimuli.
 
Keywords: negative wailing words, visual memory, reaction time to visual stimuli, experimental group, control group.
Cuvinte cheie: cuvinte din bocete de jale, memorie vizuală, timp de reacţie la stimuli vizuali, grup experimental, grup de control.

 


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