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I-space: the effects of emotional valence and source of music on interpersonal distance.

Tajadura-Jiménez, A; Pantelidou, G; Rebacz, P; Västfjäll, D; Tsakiris, M; (2011) I-space: the effects of emotional valence and source of music on interpersonal distance. PLOS One , 6 (10) , Article e26083. 10.1371/journal.pone.0026083. Green and gold open access

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Abstract

The ubiquitous use of personal music players in over-crowded public transport alludes to the hypothesis that apart from making the journey more pleasant, listening to music through headphones may also affect representations of our personal space, that is, the emotionally-tinged zone around the human body that people feel is "their space". We evaluated the effects of emotional valence (positive versus negative) and source (external, i.e. loudspeakers, versus embedded, i.e. headphones) of music on the participant's interpersonal distance when interacting with others.

Type:Article
Title:I-space: the effects of emotional valence and source of music on interpersonal distance.
Location:United States
Open access status:An open access publication. A version is also available from UCL Discovery.
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0026083
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026083
Language:English
Additional information:© 2011 Tajadura-Jiménez et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The research was supported by "European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, and the Humanities" grant by the Volkswagen Stiftung for the "Body-Project: Interdisciplinary investigations on bodily experiences" to MT. http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/index.h​tml?L=1. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Keywords:Arousal, Emotions, Female, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Male, Music, Personal Space, Young Adult
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre

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