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Psychology in Everyday Life: The Link Between Music Preferences & Personality
In this one-time course, students will apply psychology to their everyday life by examining the link between their music preferences and personality traits.
Shannon Holleran, PhD.
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What is your favorite type of music? Is there a link between your personality and music preferences? In this one-time class, students will learn about the link between music and personality. During class, we will: - Share our favorite music genres - Learn how musical genres are divided into five major categories - Define personality psychology and the Big Five personality model - Critically analyze research linking musical genres and personality traits No prior knowledge of psychology is...
I have a PhD in psychology from the University of Arizona. I've taught college level psychology courses for over ten years.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I will refer to several research articles in class. Nave, G., Minxha, J., Greenberg, D. M., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Rentfrow, J. (2018). Musical preferences predict personality: Evidence from active listening and Facebook Likes. Psychological Science, 29, 1145–1158. Rentfrow, P. J., Gosling, S. D. (2003). The do re mi’s of everyday life: The structure and personality correlates of music preferences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 1236–1256. Rentfrow, P. J., Goldberg, L. R., Levitin, D. J. (2011). The structure of musical preferences: A five-factor model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 1139–1157.
Shannon Holleran, PhD.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
149 total reviews
207 completed classes
Welcome! I'm a social/personality psychologist. This means I look at how the people around us and our personality traits impact our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. I'm passionate about making psychology relatable to everyday life. In my...