There is broad disagreement among listeners about the capacity of sad music to evoke pleasure and it is still not clear whether or not the enjoyment of sad music depends by personal and/or contextual factors. The goal of this study is to shed light on the so–called “paradox of pleasant sadness” by looking at possible positive effects of sadness evoked by music and at their relationship with individual differences and contextual factors.
The survey is in English and should only take about 15 minutes.
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