The influence of film music on moral judgments of movie scenes and felt emotions

  title={The influence of film music on moral judgments of movie scenes and felt emotions},
  author={Jochen Steffens},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  pages={17 - 3}
  • J. Steffens
  • Published 26 June 2018
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Music
Music can modulate perceptions, actions, and judgments in everyday situations. The aim of this study was to investigate a potential influence of music on moral judgments in the context of film reception. In the course of an online experiment, 252 participants were assigned to three different experimental conditions (no, positive, or negative music). Participants were requested to assess actions shown in two 2–3-minute audio-visual film excerpts with regard to their perceived moral rightness and… 

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