Many people listen to sad music just to cry and release their bottled up

Many people listen to sad music just to cry and

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Many people listen to sad music just to cry and release their bottled-up emotions, even when they aren’t feeling particularly sad about anything.’’ [ Hegde, Sushmitha ] B. Romanticism in sad music 1. ‘‘ Sad music comes with a sort of romanticism, which allows listeners to enjoy an unpleasant emotion like sadness’’. [ Hegde, Sushmitha ] 2. ‘‘Sad music also allows people to reflect on important negative life events and make sense of them’’ [ Hegde, Sushmitha] II. Advantages of hearing sad songs A. Depressive Realism 1. ‘‘Listening to sad music is believed to induce depressive realism, encouraging more realistic assessments of the likelihood of certain outcomes.’’ [ Alloy, LB ] 2. "Sad music promotes and creates a space for reflection and reappraisal of personal experiences, thoughts and feelings" [Taruffi, Liila] B. Sad music and Prolactin 1. ‘‘ While some people listen to sad music and have pleasurable outcomes of enjoyment or cleansing, some others will ruminate and obsess over their emotions, as though they are being forced into focusing on unpleasant aspects of life.’’[ Hegde, Sushmitha ] 2. ‘‘ prolactin also has various psychological effects. It is released, both in males and females, in response to grief, sadness or other forms of stress to attenuate the pain through its analgesic effect.’’ [ Hegde, Sushmitha ]
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