A Developmental Study of Children's Interpretation of Emotion in Music

@article{Kratus1993ADS,
  title={A Developmental Study of Children's Interpretation of Emotion in Music},
  author={John Kratus},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  year={1993},
  volume={21},
  pages={19 - 3}
}
  • John Kratus
  • Published 1 January 1993
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Music
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to determine whether develop- mental, gender-based, or emotion-based differences exist in children's ability to interpret emotion in music, and (2) to determine which musical elements contribute to children's interpretations of emotion. Subjects aged 6 to 12 (N = 658) were asked on two occasions to interpret the emotion present in 30 recorded musical excerpts. On one measure subjects were asked to respond by circling happy or sad faces as they… 

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