Absorption and Openness to Experience : an Everyday Tale of Traits, States and Consciousness Transformation with Music

Herbert, Ruth (2019) Absorption and Openness to Experience : an Everyday Tale of Traits, States and Consciousness Transformation with Music. In: Music and Consciousness II. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 233 to 253. ISBN 978-0-19-880435-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In what ways may individual differences in personality, age and training shape subjective experiences with and of music? And how far is it possible to determine whether particular personality characteristics may predict capacity for certain subtle shifts of consciousness such as episodes of spontaneous, effortless involvement? This chapter examines the construct of Openness (the fifth and most variably defined ‘Big 5’ dimension) and the associated sub-construct of Absorption, both of which have attracted increasing attention from researchers in the last five years. Drawing on a subset of findings from a mixed method study of 10-18 year olds involvement in music in daily life, it outlines what trait and state models can and cannot reveal about the phenomenology of musical consciousness.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
M Music and Books on Music
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Music and Fine Art
Depositing User: Ruth Herbert
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 18:00 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61607 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Herbert, Ruth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7878-9991
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