Music for the Seasons: Seasonal Music Preferences in College Students

  title={Music for the Seasons: Seasonal Music Preferences in College Students},
  author={Terry F. Pettijohn and Greg Williams and Tiffany C. Carter},
  journal={Current Psychology},
The present research examined music preferences in relation to the seasons: fall, winter, spring, and summer. Across two studies, male and female college students (N = 232 and 199) were primed to think about the seasons and indicate their music preference from Rentfrow and Gosling’s (2003) music classification scheme. Participants were predicted to prefer reflexive and complex music when primed with fall/winter and energetic and rhythmic and upbeat and conventional music when primed with spring… Expand

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