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
ii. That there exists a musical gestalt,
iii. That all forms of music are equally valid as predictors of personality