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Affective response to a set of new musical stimuli.

Authors
  • Hill, W Trey
  • Palmer, Jack A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychological reports
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2010
Volume
106
Issue
2
Pages
581–588
Identifiers
PMID: 20524563
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Recently, a novel set of musical stimuli was developed in an attempt to bring more rigor to a paradigm which often falls under scientific scrutiny. Although these musical clips were validated in terms of recognition for emotion, valence, and arousal, the clips were not specifically tested for their ability to elicit certain affective responses. The present study examined self-reported "elation" among 82 participants after listening to one of two types of the musical clips; 47 listened to happy music and 35 listened to sad music. Individuals who listened to happy music reported significantly higher "elation" than individuals who listened to the sad music. These results support the idea that music can elicit certain affective state responses.

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