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Michael Livingston, Psychology


This study examined the comparison in retention of information between watching a movie scene and reading a movie script from that scene. There have been controversies on how technology has impacted retention of information among students. The use of technologies can create distractions among those who use it, which may lead to a lower rate of remembered information. We looked at a sample of 20 students who either read a movie script or watched a movie scene. After the experiment, each participant was asked to complete a 5-question quiz assessing their knowledge on the scene. The relationship between retention of information after reading a movie script (M = 4.200; SD = 1.135) versus watching the film clip (M = 3.600; SD = 1.264) was not statistically significant.

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