Clarifying the link between music and social bonding by measuring prosociality in context

Behav Brain Sci. 2021 Sep 30:44:e90. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X2000117X.


To corroborate the music and social bonding hypothesis, we propose that future investigations isolate specific components of social bonding and consider the influence of context. We deconstruct and operationalize social bonding through the lens of social psychology and provide examples of specific measures that can be used to assess how the link between music and sociality varies by context.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Music*
  • Social Behavior