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This study investigated the effect of temperature on selection of neutral and negative connotations. Homophones, words with two meanings with the same pronunciations, with a neutral and negative connotation were used to detect differences in temperature environments (75 or 85 F). Homophones were selected based on their use in a study by J. B.Halberstadt, P.M. Niedenthal, and J. Kushner (1995) where homophone-meaning selection was affected by “happy” and “sad” music played during the experiment. The current study did not find statistical significance between the two temperatures to reject the null hypothesis, but demonstrated the need for further study in this area.

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