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The Effects of Music and Training on Stress, Performance, and Cognitive Interference

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Author Abstract:

The present study explored the effects of music and training on current perceived stress, cognitive interference, and performance. One-hundred and sixty-five participants were randomly assigned to receive task training or not, and to listen to music or not. While main effects for music and training were expected for each dependent variable, participants without training and not listening to music were predicted to report more stress, higher cognitive interference, and worse performance on an anagram task. Stress was induced in participants before completing the anagram task and responding to the stress and cognitive interference scales. The main hypotheses were not supported. However, females reported higher perceived stress than males. Correlations between stress and confidence, cognitive interference, and performance were found.

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The Effects of Music and Training on Stress, Performance, and Cognitive Interference

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Author Abstract:

The present study explored the effects of music and training on current perceived stress, cognitive interference, and performance. One-hundred and sixty-five participants were randomly assigned to receive task training or not, and to listen to music or not. While main effects for music and training were expected for each dependent variable, participants without training and not listening to music were predicted to report more stress, higher cognitive interference, and worse performance on an anagram task. Stress was induced in participants before completing the anagram task and responding to the stress and cognitive interference scales. The main hypotheses were not supported. However, females reported higher perceived stress than males. Correlations between stress and confidence, cognitive interference, and performance were found.