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Michael Livingston, Psychology


This study investigated the difference between auditory learners and visual learners and their ability to retain song lyrics. I hypothesized that participants who hear the lyrics through auditory learning will retain more song lyrics than the participants who read the song lyrics through visual learning. The study included 20 college students. 10 were randomly assigned to condition A, which had participants listen to a song, the remaining 10 were randomly assigned to condition B, which had participants read the same song’s lyrics. Result showed a significant results from an independent sample t test, t(18)= -2.807,p=.012, d= 1.25. These results however, contradicted my prior research and hypothesis, implying that perhaps visual learners retain more song lyrics than auditory learners. Future research can be done concerning the type of post- test given.