Do Re Mi mini paper 1

Do Re Mi mini paper 1 - The Do Re Mi's of Everyday Life:...

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The Do Re Mi’s of Everyday Life: The Structure and Personality Correlates of  Music Preferences is a series of six studies designed to develop a theory of music  preferences that explains when, where, how, and why people listen to music.  Before  these studies were conducted, it was already known that music preferences could  contribute to understanding personality.  Previous research has also shown that music  preferences have physiological correlates to personality, and links with social identity  show that people use music as a badge to communicate their, values, attitudes, and self  views.   The six studies were guided by a set of questions as follows:  How much  importance do people give to music? What are the basic dimensions of music  preferences? How can they be characterized? How do they relate to existing  dimensions of personality? Study number one was done to develop a general understanding of lay beliefs  about the role of music in everyday life.  The results of this study found that the  participants reported listening to music more often than any other activity across a wide  variety of contexts.  This confirms that music plays an integral role in people’s everyday  lives.
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The second study analyses served as a starting point for generating theories and  hypotheses supporting the nature of music preferences.  The results of this generated  four factors that define the major dimensions of music preferences.  These factors are:  reflective and complex, intense and rebellious, upbeat and conventional, and energetic  and rhythmic.   The purpose of the third study, “Generalizability Across Samples”,  was to test the cross-sample generalizability of the dimensional structure of the music  preferences (the four factors: reflective and complex, intense and rebellious, upbeat and 
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 360 taught by Professor Krizan during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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