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Experimental evidence of the roles of music choice, social context, and listener personality in emotional reactions to music
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2013 (English)In: Psychology of Music, ISSN 0305-7356, E-ISSN 1741-3087, Vol. 41, no 5, 579-599 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Music may arouse intense emotions in listeners, but little is known about thecircumstances that contribute to such reactions. Here we report a listening experiment that investigated the roles of selected musical, situational, and individual factors in emotionalreactions to music. In a 2 x 2 factorial design, we manipulated music choice (self-chosen vs. randomly sampled) and social context (alone vs. with a close friend or partner). Fifty university students (20-43 years old) rated their emotional responses to the music in terms of overall emotion intensity and 15 emotions. We also measured personality traits (NEO-PI-R) and psychophysiological responses (skin conductance, heart rate). Consistent with predictions based on previous field studies, listeners reported more intense emotions (1) to self-chosenmusic than to randomly selected music and (2) when listening with a close friend or partner than when listening alone. Moreover, listeners scoring high on the trait Openness toexperience experienced more intense emotions than listeners scoring low. All three factors correlated positively with the experience of positive emotions such as happiness and pleasure.

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2013. Vol. 41, no 5, 579-599 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183259DOI: 10.1177/0305735612440615ISI: 000323739600004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-183259DiVA: diva2:562213
Available from: 2012-10-23 Created: 2012-10-23 Last updated: 2017-12-07

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