The influence of emotion, locus of emotion and familiarity upon preference in music

  title={The influence of emotion, locus of emotion and familiarity upon preference in music},
  author={Emery Schubert},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  pages={499 - 515}
This study reports an empirical investigation of the influence of felt (internal locus — IL) emotion versus expressed (external locus — EL) emotion upon preference in music. Sixty-fve participants rated IL and EL of emotions for fve pieces of romantic western art music. For each locus task `emotional strength', `valence', `arousal' and `dominance' were rated and converted into magnitude scores. Ratings of familiarity and preference were also collected. Gap across emotion loci (GAEL) was… 

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