Numerous studies have shown that music is a powerful means to induce emotions. The present study investigates whether these emotional effects can be manipulated by so cial feedback. In an Internet-based study, 3315 participants were randomly assigned to two groups and they listened to different music excerpts. After each excerpt, partici- pants rated emotions according to arousal and valence dimensions. Additionally, those in group 2 received feedback allegedly based on the emotional ratings of preceding participants. Results show that feedback significantly influenced participants' ratings of group 2 in the manipulated direction compared to the group without feedback.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|