The do re mi's of everyday life: the structure and personality correlates of music preferences.

  title={The do re mi's of everyday life: the structure and personality correlates of music preferences.},
  author={Peter J. Rentfrow and Samuel D. Gosling},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={84 6},
  • P. Rentfrow, S. Gosling
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
The present research examined individual differences in music preferences. A series of 6 studies investigated lay beliefs about music, the structure underlying music preferences, and the links between music preferences and personality. The data indicated that people consider music an important aspect of their lives and listening to music an activity they engaged in frequently. Using multiple samples, methods, and geographic regions, analyses of the music preferences of over 3,500 individuals… 
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