The main objective of this study was to examine the effects that music would have on emotions when a song has lyrics and when it does not. It was hypothesized that if a song is played without lyrics then it will invoke a different emotion than if the exact same song with lyrics were played. There were a total of 70 participants who were recruited from the Human Subject Pool. After retrieving the data and observing the results, there was a correlation between emotions and songs played with lyrics and there was a different correlation of emotions with the songs played without lyrics. The conclusion was that songs with lyrics had a positive effect on human emotion.
Anderson, Kelsey and Dion, Mandy
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Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1
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