Effect Of Various Movies Genres On Heart Rate Essay

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IB Biology HL: The Effect of Various Movie Genres on Heart Rate in Teenagers

Defining the Problem Recent studies have show emotions have been found to have more physical effects than previously thought. Respiration rate, heart rate, and blood pressure are just three of the characteristics that are affected by a person’s emotions. Media such as art, music, literature, and film is very influential in how people feel at a given time. If emotion is induced through these influences, the change in heart rate could be measured by taking the subject’s heart rate before and after the viewing, listening, or reading of the media influence. The purpose of this experiment is to observe the effect of various movie genres on the heart rate of 17 year olds. The studies mentioned earlier sparked interest in the physical effects resulting from psychological changes.

Research Question
How will movie genres affect the heart rate of teenagers when watching clips of the genre for 2.5 minutes?

Hypothesis If the subject watches a clip of a comedy, their heart rate will increase slightly. If the subject watches a clip of a dramatic movie, their heart rate will increase slightly. If the subject watches a clip of a horror movie, their heart rate will increase considerably. If the subject watches a clip of a sad movie, their heart rate will decrease slightly. If the subject watches a clip of a romantic movie, their heart rate will increase. When a person is put into a stressful situation like…

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