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Being moved by unfamiliar sad music is associated with high empathy

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The paradox of enjoying listening to music that evokes sadness is yet to be fully understood. Unlike prior studies that have explored potential explanations related to lyrics, memories, and mood regulation, we investigated the types of emotions induced by unfamiliar, instrumental sad music, and whether these responses are consistently associated with certain individual difference variables. One hundred and two participants were drawn from a representative sample to minimize self-selection bia...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01176

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, Music Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Psychology Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
September
Pages:
1176
Publication date:
2016-09-05
Acceptance date:
2016-07-25
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ISSN:
1664-1078
Pubs id:
pubs:661572
URN:
uri:733c7c3e-a33f-42fc-895a-696846e4b750
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uuid:733c7c3e-a33f-42fc-895a-696846e4b750
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pubs:661572

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