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A MUSIC PREFERENCE
TEST OF PERSONALITY
( first completed in 1966 )
Theories of aesthetic and experimental results, ensuing from the psychological investigation of music appreciation and with its equation with dimensions of personality, are briefly considered.
  By employing a technique of correlating responses to excerpts of music with five basic motives in personality a Music Preference Test of Personality is constructed.
  The final test consisting of 30 items requiring 30 responses, six of which refer to each of five values (identified by the Allport-Verson-Lyndzey, Study of Values) is recorded on magnetic tape.

The research aims to confirm the following hypotheses:
 i. That responses to music must be seen primarily as motivated by
     personality factors,
ii.  That there exists a musical gestalt,
iii.  That all forms of music are equally valid as predictors of personality
     dimensions.

Diploma in Advanced Study in Education.

University of Manchester, 1966_____________________________

 

When this Personality test was repeated after a lapse of ten years the results were most disappointing until I realised that this was bound to happen and should be accepted.

   Our measured Personality changes often dramatically over time - and so do our music preferences.

Dr. Jeffrey Robinson