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Music And Well-Being

5. February 2024/

The Benefits of Music Music not only has a powerful emotional impact, it also contributes to health and well-being. Whether through listening, playing, or composing, music is a fundamental aspect of leisure for many, serving as both an expression of personal identity and a tool for managing difficult emotions. In…

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13. June 2023/

Aims The aim of this study was to investigate how the quality of performances influences listeners’ music-evoked emotions. Specifically, the study examined the effects of performance variations at three levels of proficiency (plain, semiprofessional, professional) on liking and felt emotion. It also explored interactions between performance and listener attributes known…

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13. June 2023/

Aims The aim of this study was to comprehensively understand the role of listener attributes in the induction of musical emotions. Specifically, we investigated the relative influence of musical expertise, objectively assessed musical aptitude, the Big Five personality traits, and positive and negative mood on musical emotion induction. Methods A…

Factors of Music Induced Emotions

13. June 2023/

The emotional impact of music Music has the ability to express and evoke emotions that listeners can recognize and experience within themselves. Previous studies indicate that the primary reason for intentional music listening is often the emotional impact it provides. Whether it’s to enhance, reduce, or alter one’s mood, music…

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24. February 2023/

In cooperation with Peter Venables from the University of York, data of the Mauritus Child Health Project (cf. Raine, Liu, Venables, Mednick, & Dalais, 2010) is used to examine the influence of early childhood factors on personality development. As part of this cooperation, the prognostic significance of early childhood behaviour…

»Much closeness, Much distance«

20. February 2023/

We were particularly surprised to find that couples with children were exempt from the decline in relationship satisfaction. Prof. Marcel Zentner Professor of Psychology How has the Corona pandemic changed our love life? How do we start and conduct partnerships now? Psychologist Marcel Zentner takes stock of the situation. The…

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9. January 2023/

A common view about mate preferences is that they are evolutionarily “hardwired” and thus largely impervious to sociocultural influences. However, our research suggests that mating preferences of women and men have responded with unsuspected speed to societal changes. A particularly relevant societal change is progress in gender equality. Cross-national comparisons…

Temperament in Late Childhood

7. January 2023/

Our research on temperament focuses on the assessment of its base dimensions in toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. The Integrative Child Temperament Inventory (ICTI; Zentner & Ihrig, 2011) assesses five temperament dimensions in children aged 2 to 8 years. The term integrative was chosen because the ICTI covers temperament dimensions…

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