DEMAND CHARACTERISTICS OF MUSIC AFFECT PERFORMANCE ON THE WONDERLIC PERSONNEL TEST OF INTELLIGENCE1


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Abstract

Summary.This study examined whether demand characteristics concerning music can change subjects' performance on the Wonderlic Personnel Test of intelligence. Participants (N = 60) were randomly assigned and informed either that Mozart's music typically enhances cognitive performance or diminishes it. They then completed the Wonderlic Personnel Test while listening to a Mozart piano sonata. The subjects with a positive set answered significantly more items correctly on the test (14%) than those with a negative set (p = .03). This result may hold implications for the study of the ‘Mozart effect’.

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