Term of Award
Master of Arts in Psychology
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Psychology
Richard L. Rogers
Committee Member 1
R. R. Haney
Committee Member 2
S. Osgood for
Committee Member 3
S. Osgood for
One hundred and twenty volunteers from two undergraduate psychology classes participated in an experiment to determine the effects of color and noise on task performance, time estimation, and self-report arousal ratings. Students performed a word completion task for one hundred four seconds while seated in a red booth or blue booth. White noise was played over a speaker during the experiment for half the participants. Subjects then estimated the length of time spent performing the task, and completed a self-report measurement of arousal. Analysis of variance indicated that color had a significant effect on task performance. Better performance was achieved in blue surroundings than in red surroundings regardless of noise condition. There were no other significant main effects. There were no significant interactions. A t^ test performed on the time estimates made by males and females showed that there was no difference in accuracy of time estimates between males and females.
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Waslenchuk, Lorraine R., "The Effects of Noise and Color of Surroundings on Time Estimation, Talk Performance, and Self-Report Arousal Ratings" (1977). Legacy ETDs. 1132.