Being a psychology major means needing to do a major project to show everything that I have learned over the past four years. The research project that I am working on is a research project on attention and exercise. I have finally reached the last stretch of my research. The past two semesters were spent searching out what I wanted to learn more about through research. One semester was spent looking for a topic to research and create a design for the project. The following semester was spent collecting all my data to crunch. Now I am putting the paper together based on all the results I have collected.
Searching out a topic was not the easiest project in my time at St. Mary’s. There are so many areas that I could have focused on for my research that it was really overwhelming initially. So I decided to look into what I had plenty of experience in. Since I have participated in sports all my life, I thought it would be interesting to see how exercise affected a person’s ability to focus. As a result I started to research the past experiments completed on exercise. I realized that there was not much on people my age. So I wanted to complete my research on people my age. After a semester of searching for a topic I finally had one. I was create an experiment about whether young adults’ fitness level affects how they pay attention to things following exercise.