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Volume 19, Issue 85 (3-2020)                   علوم روانشناختی 2020, 19(85): 25-32 | Back to browse issues page

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Banaee zadeh S, Atash afrouz A, Maktabi G. The effectiveness of white noise on learning new words, visual working memory and selective attention in elementary students. علوم روانشناختی. 2020; 19 (85) :25-32
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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran (Corresponding Author)
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Background: Learning new words, visual memory, and selective attention are among the factors that influence the academic achievement of elementary students. But the key question is: does white noise affect students' learning new words, visual memory, and selective attention? Aims: To investigate the effect of white noise on learning new words, active visual cue and selective attention in elementary school students. Method: The study was experimental with pre-test and post-test with control group. The statistical population was all the elementary students of second year of Bavi city of Khuzestan province in the academic year of 1397-98. Group 50 (n = 50) were randomly assigned. Research tools include the New Words Researcher Test, Jean-Louis Celie's Visual Active Memory Test (2012), and Selective Attention Testing, Concentration and Attempt d2 (Bagheri, 2012). Data were analyzed using multivariate covariance method. Results: White noise had a significant effect on learning new words in elementary students (P<0/000). There was no significant effect on visual memory (P>0/05) and selective attention (P>0/470). Conclusions: White noise can be used to enhance the learning of new words in elementary school students. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/12/22 | Accepted: 2020/02/2 | Published: 2020/02/8

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