Mood Management via the Digital Jukebox

  title={Mood Management via the Digital Jukebox},
  author={S. Knobloch and D. Zillmann},
  journal={Journal of Communication},
This study took popular music from the Top 30 charts and, in a pretest, evaluated its energy and joyfulness as musical qualities. The findings were used to create sets of musical selections that were either low or high in these qualities. In the experiment proper, respondents were placed in states of bad, neutral, or good moods and then, in an ostensibly independent study, provided the opportunity to freely choose from the sets of musical selections. The selections were offered by computer… Expand
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