• Emotion as a mediator between music exposure and task performance

      Benjamin, Miranda (2016-05)
      Research has shown that music can have significant effects on individuals' emotional state, and that those emotional states can then have noteworthy effects on their performance in certain types of tasks. Specifically, the focus of recent research has been on individuals' performance on detail-oriented tasks following mood induction through music. The present study aimed to expand on this previous research and incorporate Fredrickson's broaden-and-build theory by measuring both creative task performance and detail-oriented task performance