Emotion-related musical variables affect person perception: Differential effects for men and women in a synchronization task

Franco, Fabia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1327-1080 and Angelova, Stanislava (2016) Emotion-related musical variables affect person perception: Differential effects for men and women in a synchronization task. Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems, 17 (2) . pp. 306-320. ISSN 1572-0373 (doi:10.1075/is.17.2.06fra)

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Abstract

This study investigated person perception in respect of variables associated with affect in music (tempo and mode) following motor synchronization to music. Participants (n=128, 50% female) were tested in a task involving stepping with a researcher to the beat of slow or fast music in major or minor mode, following which measures concerning the synchronised partner were collected (incidental memory, likeability of, similarity to and prosocial attitude towards). Significant effects were found only for the 'likeability’ measure, modulated by gender, suggesting that variables associated with affect perception in music, such as mode and tempo appear relevant for person perception in a synchronization task in ways that differ for men and women. The results of this 'proof of concept' study indicate the need for further research on the effect of motor synchronization based on ecologically valid musical interaction tasks.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 19530
Notes on copyright: Romeo-green journal
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Depositing User: Dr Fabia Franco
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 09:31
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 05:46
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/19530

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