Negative Emotion in Music: What is the Attraction? A Qualitative Study

  title={Negative Emotion in Music: What is the Attraction? A Qualitative Study},
  author={Sandra Garrido and Emery Schubert},
  journal={Empirical Musicology Review},
Why do people listen to music that evokes negative emotions? This paper presents five comparative interviews conducted to examine this question. Individual differences psychology and mood management theory provided a theoretical framework for the investigation which was conducted under a realist paradigm. Data sources were face-to-face interviews of about one hour involving a live music listening experience. Thematic analysis of the data was conducted and both within-case and cross-case… 

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