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Emotional responses to music: the need to consider underlying mechanisms.
It is concluded that music evokes emotions through mechanisms that are not unique to music, and that the study of musical emotions could benefit the emotion field as a whole by providing novel paradigms for emotion induction.
Numeracy and Decision Making
- E. Peters, D. Västfjäll, P. Slovic, C. K. Mertz, K. Mazzocco, Stephan Dickert
- PsychologyPsychological science
- 1 May 2006
Findings were consistent with highly numerate individuals being more likely to retrieve and use appropriate numerical principles, thus making themselves less susceptible to framing effects, and their affective responses were more precise.
An experience sampling study of emotional reactions to music: listener, music, and situation.
The Experience Sampling Method was used to explore emotions to music as they naturally occurred in everyday life, with a focus on the prevalence of different musical emotions and how such emotions…
Emotion induction through music: A review of the musical mood induction procedure
- D. Västfjäll
- 1 September 2001
This article reviews research showing that music can alter peoples’ moods and emotions. The so called “musical mood induction procedure” (MMIP) relies on music to produce changes in experienced…
Intuition and cooperation reconsidered
None of the experiments confirms the finding that increased cooperation in social dilemmas after forcing individuals to decide quickly promotes cooperation, indicating that their result was an artefact of excluding the about 50% of subjects who failed to respond on time.
Public Views on Policies Involving Nudges
When should nudging be deemed as permissible and when should it be deemed as intrusive to individuals’ freedom of choice? Should all types of nudges be judged the same? To date the debate concerning…
Bringing meaning to numbers: the impact of evaluative categories on decisions.
- E. Peters, N. Dieckmann, D. Västfjäll, C. K. Mertz, P. Slovic, J. Hibbard
- PsychologyJournal of experimental psychology. Applied
- 1 September 2009
Results of a reaction-time paradigm revealed that feelings were more accessible than thoughts in the presence of the manipulation, suggesting that the effect may be due, at least in part, to an affective mechanism.
Experimental evidence of the roles of music choice, social context, and listener personality in emotional reactions to music
Music may arouse intense emotions in listeners, but little is known about the circumstances that contribute to such reactions. Here we report a listening experiment that investigated the roles of…
The measurement of core affect: a Swedish self-report measure derived from the affect circumplex.
- D. Västfjäll, M. Friman, T. Gärling, M. Kleiner
- PsychologyScandinavian journal of psychology
- 1 February 2002
The results showed that the adjective scale ratings could be aggregated as reliable measures of the independent valence and activation dimensions proposed in the affect circumplex, and that the aggregated measures discriminated mood differences within and between individuals.
Adult Age Differences in Dual Information Processes: Implications for the Role of Affective and Deliberative Processes in Older Adults' Decision Making
- E. Peters, T. Hess, D. Västfjäll, C. Auman
- PsychologyPerspectives on psychological science : a journal…
- 1 March 2007
The aim of the current review is to examine adult age differences in affective and deliberative information processes in order to understand their potential impact on judgments and decisions and focus on prospect theory and how theories and findings regarding dual processes could be applied to decision theory and decision aiding.