Does music induce emotions through psychological mechanisms?: An experimental study of self-reported and psychophysiological measures
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Juslin and Västfjäll introduced a theoretical framework aiming to explain how music can induce emotions. The framework contains seven psychological mechanisms, which explain how emotions are induced. The aim of the present study was to investigate how four of these psychological mechanisms would induce emotion both with self-reported feelings and psychophysiological measurement using a systematical design. The results showed that different psychological mechanisms induced different kind of emotions both as bodily responses and subjective feelings. These results supported that the theoretical framework is a valid explanation of how music induces emotions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 49 p.
music, emotion, psychophysiology, facial emg, skin conductance, self-reported feelings, psychological mechanisms
Applied Psychology Human Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96443ISRN: LIU-IDA/KOGVET-A–13/010—SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-96443DiVA: diva2:641985
Subject / course
Cognitive science programme
Västfjäll, Daniel, professor
Jönsson, Arne, Professor