A study about music and our emotions


What is the project about?

As digital streaming platforms become increasing popular, music has never been more accessible. However, with mental health issues also on the rise, it seems that we’ve never been more out of touch with our emotions.

This research project is about the way we connect with modern music. It seeks to explore the effect of music on our emotions, and to what extent we immerse ourselves in the songs we listen to.

How can I get involved?

We'd love to have you involved if you are at least 18 years of age, you speak and understand English, and you don’t mind the occasional pop song!

If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire that assesses emotional responsiveness, then listen to various music tracks and give feedback.

The study lasts approximately one hour, and will take place in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide.

What are the potential benefits?

The research may offer deeper insight into what aspects of music have the strongest links with emotional wellbeing, while highlighting the importance of innovative mental health interventions. Not only will you enjoy listening to some music, you will be contributing to this fascinating area of research.

Additionally, you will receive a free full-size Snickers bar for your participation, along with the chance to win a one-year subscription to Spotify Premium.

Okay, I'm in!

Are you ready to feel the music? Book your session now.

Participant Information Sheet