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Effect of Music on Color Induced Mood Affects

Title: The Effect of Music on Color Induced Mood Affects.
Name(s): Gunn, Renee Elizabeth, author
Standley, Jayne M., professor directing thesis
Madsen, Clifford K., committee member
Gregory, Dianne, committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study was designed to examine the effects of music, either stimulating/irritating or relaxing/melancholy, upon mood that was induced by exposure to red, blue or fluorescent light. The study was conducted at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. There were 90 subjects from the age of 18 to 52. There were 3 groups of 30 subjects. Each group was exposed to a various color light, but underwent the same series of silence, followed by stimulating/irritating music and finally by relaxing/melancholy music. After each phase of the series subjects were asked to rate their stress or tension levels and to describe their mood and the music that they had just heard. Data analysis showed that there is a significant effect of music and color light upon mood and a significant interaction of music and color combined upon mood. Percentages calculated based upon the number of people in each group that selected adjectives in each group of the Hevner adjective circle showed that the mood portrayed by the music does not always correspond to the mood experienced by the listener.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3915 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the School of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Music.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2002.
Date of Defense: November 8, 2002.
Keywords: Music, Mood, Color
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jayne M. Standley, Professor Directing Thesis; Clifford K. Madsen, Committee Member; Dianne Gregory, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
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Owner Institution: FSU

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