PP1 Psychology 275 - The Effect of Common Music Preferences on Romantic Relationships Ward P Stephanie T Marisol T Lauren P PSY 275 \u201cUndergraduate

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The Effect of Common Music Preferences on Romantic Relationships Ward P. Stephanie T. Marisol T. Lauren P.
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PSY 275 “Undergraduate Research” Spring 2014 Instructor: Paula Frioli Peters, Ph.D.
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Introduction Music is an unstated integral aspect of the human experience. It has been used throughout antiquity as a means of communicating and expressing ideas and emotions. Music has embedded itself in our consciousness such that throughout every day we listen or recall it for various purposes such as managing our emotional states or to create both micro and macro social connections.
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Introduction Cont. Music also plays a role in the success and failure of those social connections depending on whether those whom are bonding using the music are in agreement as to the desirability of that music. The stronger the agreement is the stronger the social connection will become thus reinforcing relationships of all types. To study the more specific effect of this dynamic, this research is designed to study any correlation that might be extended from normal social connections to those specifically related to romantic love.
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Introduction Cont. By examining the musical preferences of participants and their perceived knowledge of the participants current or most recent past relationship, it is the intention of this research to determine if any correlation between music preference and the degree of romantic love affects the longevity of a romantic relationship.
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Literature Review APA Source: Hunter, P. G., Schellenberg, E., & Griffith, A. T. (2011). Misery loves company: Mood congruent emotional responding to music. Emotion , 11 (5), 1068-1072. doi:10.1037/a0023749 Introduction: Researchers explain that music could actually express a variety of emotions; one song could impact a person to feel a diversity of emotions and feelings at once. A question asked by the researchers was, “If sad-sounding “music elicits negative feelings, why would anyone choose to listen to it?” (pg. 1068).
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Literature Review APA Source: Hunter, P. G., Schellenberg, E., & Griffith, A. T. (2011). Misery loves company: Mood congruent emotional responding to music. Emotion , 11 (5), 1068-1072. doi:10.1037/a0023749 The researchers examined an emotional responding to music after mood induction. On each trial, the participants had to listen to a 30s
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