This chapter attempts to shed some light on the notion that music preferences and personality are related. It begins with a brief introduction to studying music preferences and to personality psychology, followed by an overview of contemporary issues in personality psychology and why it is relevant to consider individual differences in music listening. It then provides a review of studies that have connected music genre preferences to personality traits and examines alternative ways of assessing music preferences. The chapter concludes with a thorough discussion of the current gaps in the music and personality literature and suggestions for future research in this emerging sub-field of music psychology.
Keywords: music preferences; personality psychology; music listening
Chapter. 12615 words.
Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis
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