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ERIC Number: ED542663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 49
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Effect of Mozart's Music on Social Learning Behavior of High School Students
Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III
Online Submission, M.A. Thesis, Philippine Women's University
The researcher acknowledges the importance of creativity and innovation in terms of discovering more methods or strategies on improving intellectual growth of an individual. In this case, the researcher focuses on the Social Learning Behavior of high school students. About 15 years ago, a professor of psychology stirred up the music world with the idea that listening to Mozart could make you smarter. Before the decade was out, the work of Dr. Frances H. Rauscher, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, had brought forth a veritable flood of pop-psych books, tapes, and CDs promising in newspaper inserts and on television infomercials to boost your brain. One enterprising author even went so far as to trademark the phrase "The Mozart Effect." Albert Bandura believed in "reciprocal determinism," that is, the world and a person's behavior cause each other, while behaviorism essentially states that one's environment causes one's behavior. Bandura, who was studying adolescent aggression, found this too simplistic, and so, in addition, he suggested that behavior causes environment as well. Based on the results of the study, it is appropriate to infer that because Mozart's music created an environment conducive for learning in the academic setting and therefore it may lead to high academic performance of students. Since continuous exposure to Mozart's music in the academic setting conditioned students to elicit high percentages in behavior leading to learning, eventually Mozart's music may lead to high academic performance of students. The following are appended: (1) The Effect of Mozart's Music on the Social Learning Behavior of High School Students, Research Data Form; and (2) Systems Plus College Foundation, Office of the High School Counselor, Student Achievement Data Form. A bibliography is included. (Contains 1 figure, 8 graphs, and 17 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines