The relationship between dichotomous thinking and music preferences among Japanese undergraduates

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Abstract

The relationship between dichotomous thinking and music preferences was investigated with a sample of 176 Japanese undergraduates (111 males, 65 females). Participants completed the Dichotomous Thinking Inventory (Oshio, 2009) and the Short Test of Music Preferences (Rentfrow & Gosling, 2003). Individuals who thought dichotomously preferred intense and rebellious, energetic and rhythmic, and fast and contemporary music rather than music that was complex and conventional. Specifically, they most liked rock, alternative, soul, funk, and heavy metal and disliked classical music.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-574
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Dichotomous thinking
  • Individual differences
  • Music preference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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