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New program aims to teach love of reading to Arab kindergarten children - Jerusalem Post

New program aims to teach love of reading to Arab kindergarten children - Jerusalem Post | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
New program aims to teach love of reading to Arab kindergarten children Jerusalem Post The program, geared towards three- to five-year-olds, aims to instill a love of reading from an early age and provide children the opportunity to enjoy reading...
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I found this article amazing because it is giving under privileged children the chance to learn and read something they aren't able to do normally. It's providing opportunities for children to progress their learning skills that aren't provided to them in their normal schooling. 

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The Psychology of Music: Why Music Plays a Big Role in What You Buy

The Psychology of Music: Why Music Plays a Big Role in What You Buy | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it

 

" There are three qualities of music that can influence buying behavior in a retail environment: tempo, volume and genre.  The individual effects we will see in each of these can be explained by Mehrabian and Russell’s model of pleasure-arousal-dominance (PAD). At its most basic level, this model posits that an environment can alter an individual’s mood and therefore behavior by altering levels of pleasure, arousal and/or dominance through different channels."


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I think this is a very interesting article, because it's something that takes place in everyone's life almost everyday. When we walk into a store, almost every store has some sort of music playing. Each store has a different type of tempo, for example Abercrombie and Fitch has a very faced paced tempo because it appeals to a younger crowd, while Macy's may have a slower tempo because it's intended for an older audience. 

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Phillip Tijerina's curator insight, February 16, 2014 7:37 PM

This site has minimal credibility as it comes from a blog, even if it is a labs blog.

Lexi Gatling's curator insight, February 16, 2014 10:53 PM

I picked this article because I wanted to know if this was true or not, This articles talks about how three qualities in music influence you to buy merchandise, tempo,volume, and genre.

 

 

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The Pros of this article showed that playing upbeat music will prompt people to buy more things.

 

 

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Slow music caused customers to spend a significantly higher dollar amount on alcohol and spent more time eating while fast music led to a faster meal and shorter wait times for incoming patrons.



Playing slow music led to A) significantly more time spent in the store and B) a significant increase (32%) in gross product sales when compared to behavior when fast music was playing.

Nathan Hanson's curator insight, March 6, 2014 2:07 PM

This was an interesting topic on how different tempo, loudness and style effects customers in businesses the softer and slower it is. The more likely a customer is to buy more than if the music is higher paced or loud.