Toward a better understanding of the relation between music preference, listening behavior, and personality

@article{Dunn2012TowardAB,
  title={Toward a better understanding of the relation between music preference, listening behavior, and personality},
  author={Peter Gregory Dunn and B. de Ruyter and D. Bouwhuis},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={411 - 428}
}
Previous research relating personality and music preferences has often measured such reported preferences according to genre labels. To support previous research, the current paper has expanded investigation of the relation between personality and music preferences to include direct measurement of music listening behavior. A study (N = 395) measured participants’ personality, reported music preferences, and their listening behavior, which was tracked while using a music database for a minimum… Expand

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