Candy improves test results
Study finds candy improves test results
Okay, so the claim that “Candy Improves Test Results” probably isn’t true. I read it in a dream state.
Last night, in my dream, I perused a magazine that I read for my day job at the university. As I flipped though the pages, I came across an article citing a “research” study. The study found that students who reviewed test materials in a malt shoppe-type setting did better on tests than their counterparts who studied in dank spaces.
The article featured a picture of four smart-looking college-age girls dressed in bright purple cardigans matched with plaid skirts. They sat in an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor with some serious looking books open while eating vanilla ice-cream sprinkled with various colorful candies. Juxtaposed beside that photo, a set of sad souls in Harry Potter-style fashions looked over the same textbooks, but chained in a dungeon. According to the dreamed-induced study, the happy ice-cream eaters scored higher than the dungeon prisoners on a test the next day.
I’m sure you could poke a few holes in findings. Let’s start with the fact that sugar is horrible for concentration. But you have to admit that there is something to be said about positive surroundings. Fortunately I’m way past my test-taking days so I have no reason to try out this theory. My take-away from the dream is that I need a bowl of ice-cream and a really comfy purple cardigan.
So what colors/themes make you feel the most productive?