Names and titles matter: The impact of linguistic fluency and the affect heuristic on aesthetic and value judgements of music

dc.contributor.authorAnglada-Tort, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorSteffens, Jochen
dc.contributor.authorMüllensiefen, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-24T07:03:19Z
dc.date.available2018-08-24T07:03:19Z
dc.date.issued2018-04
dc.description.abstractIt has been shown that titles influence peoples’ evaluation of visual art. However, the question of whether titles and artist names affect listeners when evaluating music has not yet been investigated. By using two well-known cognitive heuristics, the authors investigated whether names presented with music pieces influenced aesthetic and value judgments of music. Experiment 1 (N = 48) focused on linguistic fluency. The same music excerpts were presented with easy-to-pronounce (fluent) and difficult-to-pronounce (disfluent) names. Experiment 2 (N = 100) studied the affect heuristic. The same music excerpts were presented with positive (e.g., Kiss), negative (e.g., Suicide), and neutral (e.g., Window) titles. In both studies, aesthetic and value judgments of music were significantly influenced by the linguistic manipulation of the names. Participants in Experiment 1 evaluated the same music more positively when presented with fluent names compared to disfluent names. In Experiment 2, presenting the music with negative titles resulted in the lowest judgments. Moreover, music excerpts presented with neutral and negative titles were remembered significantly more often than positive titles. Finally, a comparison of the music presented with and without titles indicated that music excerpts were more liked in the presence of titles than in their absence. The present research shows different ways in which aesthetic and value judgments can be influenced by the names presented with music. Results suggest that like any other human judgment, evaluations of music also rely on heuristic principles that do not necessarily depend on the aesthetic stimuli themselves.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEC/H2020/688122/EU/Artist-to-Business-to-Business-to-Consumer Audio Branding System/ABC DJen
dc.identifier.eissn1931-390X
dc.identifier.issn1931-3896
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/8121
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-7282
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartof10.14279/depositonce-12275en
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologiede
dc.subject.ddc153 Kognitive Prozesse, Intelligenzde
dc.subject.ddc780 Musikde
dc.subject.othermusic evaluationen
dc.subject.otherartist nameen
dc.subject.othertitleen
dc.subject.otherfluencyen
dc.subject.otheraffect heuristicen
dc.titleNames and titles matter: The impact of linguistic fluency and the affect heuristic on aesthetic and value judgements of musicen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionacceptedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1037/aca0000172en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitlePsychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the artsen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameAmerican Psychological Associationen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceWashington, DCen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume12en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften::Inst. Sprache und Kommunikation::FG Audiokommunikationde
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaftende
tub.affiliation.groupFG Audiokommunikationde
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Sprache und Kommunikationde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen

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