Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal


Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a community mainly on Reddit where people have reported feeling tingle sensations like goosebumps after watching YouTube videos that contain triggers such as whispering, close personal attention, and crisp sounds. This study explored ASMR in relation to flow, tingles, and relaxation. The hypothesis is that flow, tingles, and relaxation will be positively correlated when listening to ASMR. Since ASMR is new and gaining more attention every day, this will add to the body of knowledge to the field. If it is found that there are positive correlations, there maybe a use for ASMR in therapeutic settings. Participants were recruited through the principal investigator’s social media such as Reddit and Facebook. While there were 118 participants who took part in this study, there was no support for the hypothesis. There was a significant finding that participants felt relaxed after listening to ASMR. Therefore, ASMR still needs to be studied, and with the significant finding of relaxation, can begin to be tested to see if it helps people in therapeutic settings.

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