Journal article

Group Rumination: Social Interactions Around Music in People with Depression

Sandra Garrido, Tuomas Eerola, Katrina McFerran

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2017

Abstract

One of the most important roles that music serves in human society is the promotion of social relationships and group cohesion. In general, emotional experiences tend to be amplified in group settings through processes of social feedback. However, previous research has established that listening to sad music can intensify negative emotions in people with tendencies to rumination and depression. This study therefore investigated the phenomenon of ruminating with music, and the question of whether listening to sad music in group settings provides social benefits for emotionally vulnerable listeners, or whether it further exaggerates depressive tendencies. Participants recruited via online depr..

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