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Michael Livingston, Psychology


This study represents the method of multitasking. Specifically, I conducted a between-group experiment examining the relationship of multitasking to reading comprehension. This experiment was tested by undergraduate students (n=20) at The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Central Minnesota. Participants varied from 18-21 years old and included 3 males and 17 females. In the first condition, (the control group) participants read an ACT practice reading test. In the second condition (the experimental group) participants read the ACT reading comprehension test while watching Netflix on the same screen. The dependent variable was the score on the ACT practice questions. The participants were recruited from a convenience sample. Findings from my study include a significant relationship between multitasking of Netflix and reading comprehension.