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Music as a dishonest signal

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 October 2008

Sandra E. Trehub
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Department of Psychology, University of Toronto–Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, CanadaL5L 1C6sandra.trehub@utoronto.cahttp://www.utm.utoronto.ca/7041.0.html

Abstract

Instead of the discrete emotions approach adopted by Juslin & Västfjäll (J&V), the present perspective considers musical signals as functioning primarily to influence listeners in ways that are favorable to the signaler. Viewing music through the lens of social-emotional regulation fits with typical uses of music in everyday contexts and with the cross-cultural use of music for infant affect regulation.

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