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Coping with stress: the effectiveness of different types of music.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17965934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Listening to classical and self-selected relaxing music after exposure to a stressor should result in significant reductions in anxiety, anger, and sympathetic nervous system arousal, and increased relaxation compared to those who sit in silence or listen to heavy metal music. Fifty-six college students, 15 males and 41 females, were exposed to different types of music genres after experiencing a stressful test. Several 4 x 2 mixed design analyses of variance were conducted to determine the effects of music and silence conditions (heavy metal, classical, or self-selected music and silence) and time (pre-post music) on emotional state and physiological arousal. Results indicate listening to self-select or classical music, after exposure to a stressor, significantly reduces negative emotional states and physiological arousal compared to listening to heavy metal music or sitting in silence.
Elise Labbé; Nicholas Schmidt; Jonathan Babin; Martha Pharr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2007-10-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1090-0586     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-13     Completed Date:  2008-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712383     Medline TA:  Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Music / psychology
Music Therapy / methods*
Relaxation / physiology*
Stress, Psychological / therapy*

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