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Joseph P. Huston, Marcos Nadal, Francisco Mora, Luigi F. Agnati, and Camilo José Cela Conde

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199670000

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.001.0001

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Liking music: Genres, contextual factors, and individual differences

Liking music: Genres, contextual factors, and individual differences

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(p.263) Chapter 13 Liking music: Genres, contextual factors, and individual differences
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Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain
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Kathleen A. Corrigall

E. Glenn Schellenberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.003.0013

Around the world and throughout history, music has been valued and enjoyed. Although individuals often have strong and specific feelings about the music they like or dislike, research on musical appreciation is in its infancy. This chapter discusses factors that are known to influence evaluative responses to music. This chapter's emphasis is on recent research. It first examines preferences for categories of music (i.e. genres). For example, what kinds of people prefer particular genres such as pop or rock? It then discusses contextual factors and individual differences that influence liking for individual pieces of music. By studying when and how people develop music preferences, we can begin to understand the universal appeal of music.

Keywords:   music, liking, personality, emotion, music preferences, individual differences

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