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Wednesday, August 13, 2003
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Music And Politics


According to a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology:

"We can learn a lot about personality by looking at everyday life, and music preference is just one facet of everyday life," says Jason Rentfrow, a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin who co-authored the study with his adviser, psychologist Samuel Gosling, PhD.

Rentfrow and Gosling collected data on the music preferences of several thousand undergraduates at The University of Texas using a new scale--the Short Test of Music Preferences (STOMP). They also analyzed the music collections of people who use Internet file-sharing services.

In both samples, music preferences tended to clump into one of four categories, which Rentfrow and Gosling dubbed "reflective and complex," "intense and rebellious," "upbeat and conventional" and "energetic and rhythmic." Each category included several kinds of music. "Reflective and complex," for example, covered classical, jazz, blues and folk, while "upbeat and conventional" covered country, religious, soundtrack and pop.
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People who listen to "reflective and complex" music, for example, score highly on openness to new experiences, verbal ability, self-perceived intelligence and political liberalism, while people who listen to "upbeat and conventional" music score highly on extraversion, self-perceived physical attractiveness, athleticism and political conservatism.

Um, the stuff I'm most likely to listen to while blogging: ABBA, The Beatles, Beethoven, Blues Traveller, Peter Gabriel, Metallica, Mozart, Prince, George Winston, Queen and Yes. I also like the V Femmes, T Heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Pink, No Doubt, Bach, Vivaldi, show tunes, New Age airy fairy stuff, and some not-so-free-form jazz. I've got music from Russia, Morocco, and Israel. I even have a couple country albums. Bottom-line: I've got several hundred CDs, ranging all over the musical spectrum. See that description in the upper right? Yeah, I'm a founding member of the Weirdnik Party.

ntodd

[Instant update: The Jedi Mind Trick would definitely work on me. Having typed "show tunes", I started thinking about them. Closest disc handy was Godspell, which is playing now.] 
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