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Spanish adaptation of a film music stimulus set (FMSS) : cultural and gender differences in the perception of emotions prompted by music excerpts.

Fuentes-Sánchez, Nieves and Pastor, Raúl and Eerola, Tuomas and Pastor, M. Carmen (2021) 'Spanish adaptation of a film music stimulus set (FMSS) : cultural and gender differences in the perception of emotions prompted by music excerpts.', Psychology of music., 49 (5). pp. 1242-1260.

Abstract

The literature review reveals different conceptual and methodological challenges in the field of music and emotion, such as the lack of agreement in terms of standardized datasets, and the need for replication of prior findings. Our study aimed at validating for Spanish population a set of film music stimuli previously standardized in Finnish samples. In addition, we explored the role of gender and culture in the perception of emotions through music using 102 excerpts selected from Eerola and Vuoskoski’s dataset. A total of 129 voluntary undergraduate students (71.32% females) from different degrees participated voluntarily in this study, where they were instructed to rate both discrete emotions (Happiness, Sadness, Tenderness, Fear, Anger) and affective dimensions (Valence, Energy Arousal, Tension Arousal) using a 9-point scale after presentation of each excerpt. Strong similarities between Finnish and Spanish ratings were found, with only minor discrepancies across samples in the evaluation of basic emotions. Taken together, our findings suggest that the current database is suitable for future research on music and emotions. Additional theoretical and practical implications of this validation are discussed.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735620958464
Publisher statement:Fuentes-Sánchez N, Pastor R, Eerola T, Pastor MC. Spanish adaptation of a film music stimulus set (FMSS): Cultural and gender differences in the perception of emotions prompted by music excerpts. Psychology of Music. 2021;49(5):1242-1260. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s). doi:10.1177/0305735620958464
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:27 September 2021
Date of first online publication:08 October 2020
Date first made open access:16 October 2020

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