Title

The Affect of Music on Mood

Date

5-30-2013 2:00 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Psychology Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ethan McMahan

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

I examine the positive effect of music on mood. I wish to ascertain to what extent mood can be influenced toward the positive. The project will use a between subjects design. Twenty-five young adults (age M = 21.5 years; SD = 2.5; range = 18 – 60 years; males N = 11; females N = 14) sampled from Western Oregon University. It is predicted that music perceived as positive, favored, or uplifting by the participants will result in measurable increases in reports of positive mood compared to controls. In addition, it is predicted that the positive effect will be larger than in past research given that participants are being allowed to select the music they wish to hear, which has not been done in most cases.

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May 30th, 2:00 PM

The Affect of Music on Mood

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

I examine the positive effect of music on mood. I wish to ascertain to what extent mood can be influenced toward the positive. The project will use a between subjects design. Twenty-five young adults (age M = 21.5 years; SD = 2.5; range = 18 – 60 years; males N = 11; females N = 14) sampled from Western Oregon University. It is predicted that music perceived as positive, favored, or uplifting by the participants will result in measurable increases in reports of positive mood compared to controls. In addition, it is predicted that the positive effect will be larger than in past research given that participants are being allowed to select the music they wish to hear, which has not been done in most cases.