Individual Differences in the Enjoyment of Negative Emotion in Music: A Literature Review and Experiment

@article{Garrido2011IndividualDI,
  title={Individual Differences in the Enjoyment of Negative Emotion in Music: A Literature Review and Experiment},
  author={Sandra Garrido and Emery Schubert},
  journal={Music Perception},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={279-295}
}
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