Musical expertise and personality – differences related to occupational choice and instrument categories

  title={Musical expertise and personality – differences related to occupational choice and instrument categories},
  author={Karen L. Kuckelkorn and {\"O}rjan de Manzano and Fredrik Ull{\'e}n},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},

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