Abstract Title

How Does Time of Day Affect Attentiveness and Participation in Class?

Abstract

Morning versus afternoon undergraduate classes may affect student participation due to fluctuations in brain activity and variations in alertness. Specifically, student participation in class may vary depending on the time of day a class is offered. The current study is an applied, naturalistic observation in which multiple observers go into the field to collect data for educational reasons. In this study, I hypothesis that students who have classes in the afternoon will participate more than students who attend classes in the morning. Data collection is ongoing and will conclude mid-March.

Modified Abstract

Morning versus afternoon undergraduate classes may affect student participation due to fluctuations in brain activity and variations in alertness. Specifically, student participation in class may vary depending on the time of day a class is offered. The current study is an applied, naturalistic observation in which multiple observers go into the field to collect data for educational reasons. In this study, I examine the role of time of day in the rate of class participation.

Research Category

Psychology

Primary Author's Major

Psychology

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Rachael

Blasiman

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Experimental Analysis of Behavior

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How Does Time of Day Affect Attentiveness and Participation in Class?

Morning versus afternoon undergraduate classes may affect student participation due to fluctuations in brain activity and variations in alertness. Specifically, student participation in class may vary depending on the time of day a class is offered. The current study is an applied, naturalistic observation in which multiple observers go into the field to collect data for educational reasons. In this study, I hypothesis that students who have classes in the afternoon will participate more than students who attend classes in the morning. Data collection is ongoing and will conclude mid-March.