Much of what I enjoy and appreciate listening to is actually in a minor key, often in a key intended to induce sadness. Why would I gravitate toward experiencing a negative emotion such as sadness?
Is music positive psychology? Music is not a solitary thing. Musical tastes not only become a mark of personal identity, but they also help create social bonding and cohesion. Music is indeed both primal and powerful, thus the potential it has to serve positive psychology is awesome.
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This year, Asbury Park has been chosen as a site for the Smithsonian roots music exhibition. Tapping into our souls, music transcends economics and unifies us as human beings. Music historian Robert Santelli believes that through music, “We can accept one another for our differences, and this is embedded into our overall heritage.” Music is experienced by everyone and helps define who we are, both individually and in communities.