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Upplevelser av rockmusik – en explorativ studie

Nordlund, Fredrik LU (2010) PSPT01 20092
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This study explored emotional experiences reported by 24 subjects who listened to two rock-tunes, Debaser and Paranoid, played by the Pixies and Radiohead, respectively. The subjects filled in a questionnaire, comprising quantitative as well as qualitative items, about their somatic reactions, feelings and thoughts about the tunes. Research questions were derived from David Huron’s musicological theory that is focused on the listener’s expectations. The questionnaire proved fruitful in covering the subjects’ emotional experiences as well as their thoughts and reflections. Debaser gave rise to strongly correlated positive feelings and bodily reactions whereas Paranoid Android yielded reports of correlated attention and emotional content in... (More)
This study explored emotional experiences reported by 24 subjects who listened to two rock-tunes, Debaser and Paranoid, played by the Pixies and Radiohead, respectively. The subjects filled in a questionnaire, comprising quantitative as well as qualitative items, about their somatic reactions, feelings and thoughts about the tunes. Research questions were derived from David Huron’s musicological theory that is focused on the listener’s expectations. The questionnaire proved fruitful in covering the subjects’ emotional experiences as well as their thoughts and reflections. Debaser gave rise to strongly correlated positive feelings and bodily reactions whereas Paranoid Android yielded reports of correlated attention and emotional content in general. The qualitative reports yielded rich information about emotionally significant elements in rock music. The impact of unconscious processes when listening to music is discussed as well as the feasibility of quantifying emotional experiences. (Less)
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author
Nordlund, Fredrik LU
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PSPT01 20092
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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keywords
music, rock music, emotion, expectation, affect
language
Swedish
id
1543825
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2010-02-17 17:17:30
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  abstract     = {This study explored emotional experiences reported by 24 subjects who listened to two rock-tunes, Debaser and Paranoid, played by the Pixies and Radiohead, respectively. The subjects filled in a questionnaire, comprising quantitative as well as qualitative items, about their somatic reactions, feelings and thoughts about the tunes.  Research questions were derived from David Huron’s musicological theory that is focused on the listener’s expectations. The questionnaire proved fruitful in covering the subjects’ emotional experiences as well as their thoughts and reflections. Debaser gave rise to strongly correlated positive feelings and bodily reactions whereas Paranoid Android yielded reports of correlated attention and emotional content in general. The qualitative reports yielded rich information about emotionally significant elements in rock music. The impact of unconscious processes when listening to music is discussed as well as the feasibility of quantifying emotional experiences.},
  author       = {Nordlund, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {music,rock music,emotion,expectation,affect},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Upplevelser av rockmusik – en explorativ studie},
  year         = {2010},
}