emotions

Associations between personality and musical emotion discrimination in secondary school students

Musicians usually want to express emotions with their music. In turn, their listeners want to detect these emotions, and usually they can. Research suggests that the ability to detect music-expressed emotion varies in individuals just like the …

“Count on me”—The influence of music with prosocial lyrics on cognitive and affective aggression

While there has been extensive research on the potentially harmful effects of exposure to songs with aggressive or violent lyrics, little is known about the potential prosocial effects of more positive music; although it is well known that many …