Music Preference and Sensation Seeking: From Alternative to Sensational
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The field of music preference as it is related to sensation seeking has been studied by many researchers but the field still seems to lack in objective measures. The aim of the proposed study is to compare a self-report measure to an objective measure of music preference from participants and relate that preference to sensation seeking and personality, using the Sensation Seeking Scale Form V and the HEXACO personality inventory. It is anticipated that the music genres of rock and punk will be strongly associated with high scores on the Sensation Seeking Scale and the six personality dimensions of the HEXACO. The findings of this study will add to the research relating music preference both to personality and the sensation seeking construct.