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Music ’ s Effect on Mood and Helping Behavior

  title={Music ’ s Effect on Mood and Helping Behavior},
  author={Jaden Ganser and Fareen Huda},
Helping behavior in humans ranges from generous selfless acts to ignoring real needs. Prior research has shown that both the nature of background music and lyrical content has an effect on helping behavior. Our study incorporated both of these variables by investigating the effects that music has on mood and helping behavior. Statistical significance was found for both positive mood change and negative mood change. Mood scores for participants in the prosocial lyrics and uplifting music… 

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