Music Makes the People Come Together: Social Functions of Music Listening for Young People Across Cultures

  title={Music Makes the People Come Together: Social Functions of Music Listening for Young People Across Cultures},
  author={Diana Boer},
Music is important in most people''s lives independent of their cultural origin. Music can foster bonds between people and communicate values and identity. This thesis examined the social psychological functions of music across cultures. It investigated two social functions in detail: music preferences as expressions of personal and cultural values, and the social bonding function of shared music preferences. Furthermore, this thesis explored how these social functions relate to personal and… 
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  • R. Brown
  • Psychology
    International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie
  • 2012
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