(21) “Love is in the Air” – Does Music make you more helpful?

//(21) “Love is in the Air” – Does Music make you more helpful?

Music may not only be used to influence our consumer behaviour. Fortunately music has another – much more valuable – effect: Music can bring people together.
It can make people more helpful (Fried and Berkowitz, 1979) or even more receptive to romantic courtship requests (Jacob, Guéguen and Boulbry, 2010). But what kind of music is particularly effective? Is it sufficient to trigger a certain mood, or do the song lyrics (the “message”) play a role as well?

Keywords:
music – helping behaviour – social psychology – Gueguen – Jacob -tip – love – restaurant – psychology – brain

Author: Eskil Burck (Degreed Psychologist)

2015-09-18T16:00:00+00:00