(1) Heart Rate as a Measure of Reading Involvement

Michael Angelotti
Florida State University

Ralph R. Behnke
Florida State University

Larry W. Carlile
Florida State University

Abstract: Using telemetry, heart rates were measured on 20 male seventh graders during the reading of two selections, a science fiction story and a selection from a history book. Heart rates during the science fiction selection were significantly lower than during the historical selection. Further, the mean heart rates changed significantly during different parts of each story.

Citation: Angelotti, M., Behnke, R. R., & Carlile, L. W. (1973). Heart rate as a measure of reading involvement. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 15(1), 3-9.

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