(PDF) Current Emotion Research in Music Psychology

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Design a research study in related to psychology of musicProspective findingsAs the data will be collected by interviewing the people who go tomusic concerts and musical events, it will be analysed using differentthemes. Through thematic analysis, researcher will produce differentthemes which helps the end users to comprehend what was theresponse of participants. The questions will be framed by reviewingthe literature so that it can be contextualise in the current literature.Thus, through this researcher will be able to accomplish the aim andobjectives of the research study.Research MethodologyResearch methodology refers to the framework of the research study. In this section researcher will describe the research philosophy, approach, design and strategy for analysing the data.Research Philosophy:Research philosophy is the way through which researcher collects and analyse the data. In the present research study, researcher will use positivism research philosophy.It helps in generalising the theories and assist in collection of data.Research Approach:Discussion of research approach is crucial for research study. In the present research study, researcher will use inductive research approach. Inductive research approachstarts from analysing research questions and helps in attaining aim and objectives of research.Research Design:Research design refers to the plan through which researcher attempts the research questions. In the present research study, researcher will use descriptive research design inorder to attempt research question of present study.Research Strategy:In the present research study, researcher will use qualitative research study as data will be collected from interview form. This will help in analysing descriptive dataeffectively and efficiently.Data Collection:It is the process of gathering relevant data and information. Researcher will collect data from people of Australia who prefer to listen music every day in order to know how iteffects on their psychology.Sampling:As population is large, researcher will target those people who go to concerts or any musical events and interview 10 people in order to conduct the research study.Data Analysis:Thematic analysis will be used in order to analyse the data effectively and efficiently.Research QuestionsResearch questions are fundamental core of research study.It focuses on the study, determines the methodologies and guidesall stages of inquiry, analysis and reporting. In this context, theresearch question for present study is described below:1.What is the meaning of psychology of music?2.What is the significance of music psychology?3.How music influence on behaviour of individualsand society?AimThe aim of research study is “To analyse the influence of musicon the psychology of individuals and society.”ObjectivesTo comprehend the meaning of psychology of music.To identify the significance of music psychology.To analyse the influence of music on behaviour ofindividuals and society.Music psychology is the branch of both musicology and psychology. It aims to elaborate and understand musical behaviour and experience including the process through which music isvisualised, created and responded to an individual’s day to day life. In the present research study, researcher will focus on different aspects of psychology of music. According toRickert, Barrett &Ackermann (2015)music psychology shed light on non-psychological aspects of musicology and musical practices. Music helps an individual lowering down his or her stress level and rejuvenateshim or her efficiently. As perYang, McClelland &Furnham (2016)music works within psychology of music which seeks to comprehend the cognitive process of individual that underpins musicalbehaviours, involving perception, memory, comprehension, attention and performance. It was originally arises from the fields of psychoacoustics and sensation. Music is an important part ofindividual’s daily life. A significant amount of research concerns brain based mechanisms involved in the cognitive underlying music perception and performance. According toGreasley, Lamont &Sloboda (2013)numerous areas of psychology of music focused on the application of music in everyday life as well as the practices and experience of the amateur and professional musician. Music iseverywhere in society, and it depends on the occasion what type of music one listen. For example at festive period religious music played, at celebration time rock and pop music plays. Several studiesconducted by the researchers elaborated that listening to music while working affects the productivity of individuals working in complex cognitive tasks. Music not only helps in enhancing theperformance of individual but also helps in lowering his or her stress level efficiently. Researchers argued that listening to music while doing work can be considered as source of distraction and itdirectly affects the work of individuals (Yamasaki, Yamada and Laukka, 2015). Thus, the research paper will focus on the psychology of music which affects the individual perceptions towards music
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