Getting aesthetic chills from music: The connection between openness to experience and frisson

  title={Getting aesthetic chills from music: The connection between openness to experience and frisson},
  author={Mitchell C. Colver and Amani El-Alayli},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  pages={413 - 427}
Earlier research has emphasized the emotional nature of frisson (pleasurable aesthetic chills) and has suggested that the personality trait Openness to Experience may predict more frisson episodes. The present study tested these notions by administering a measure of Openness and inducing actual instances of frisson using musical stimuli. One hundred college students completed the NEO-PI-R, which assesses the five factors of personality (Openness, Extraversion, Neuroticism, Agreeableness, and… Expand

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