Misery loves company: mood-congruent emotional responding to music.

  title={Misery loves company: mood-congruent emotional responding to music.},
  author={Patrick G. Hunter and E. Glenn Schellenberg and Andrew T Griffith},
  volume={11 5},
We examined emotional responding to music after mood induction. On each trial, listeners heard a 30-s music excerpt and rated how much they liked it, whether it sounded happy or sad, and how familiar it was. When the excerpts sounded unambiguously happy or sad (Experiment 1), the typical preference for happy-sounding music was eliminated after inducing a sad mood. When the excerpts sounded ambiguous with respect to happiness and sadness (Experiment 2), listeners perceived more sadness after… 

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