A comparison of the discrete and dimensional models of emotion in music

  title={A comparison of the discrete and dimensional models of emotion in music},
  author={Tuomas Eerola and Jonna Katariina Vuoskoski},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  pages={18 - 49}
The primary aim of the present study was to systematically compare perceived emotions in music using two different theoretical frameworks: the discrete emotion model, and the dimensional model of affect. A secondary aim was to introduce a new, improved set of stimuli for the study of music-mediated emotions. A large pilot study established a set of 110 film music excerpts, half were moderately and highly representative examples of five discrete emotions (anger, fear, sadness, happiness and… 

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