Publication: Music Perception

Recognition of emotion in musical performance is an aspect of emotional intelligence

(2004)
Center Authors: Salovey, P.

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In this study, emotional intelligence and emotion recognition in the music task were significantly correlated, which suggests that identification of emotion in music performance draws on some of the same sensibilities that make up everyday emotional intelligence.

Resnicow, J.E., Salovey, P., Repp, B.H. (2004). Recognition of emotion in musical performance is an aspect of emotional intelligence. Music Perception, 22, 145-158. doi:10.1525/mp.2004.22.1.145