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The ice-breaker effect: singing mediates fast social bonding

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It has been proposed that singing evolved to facilitate social cohesion. However, it remains unclear whether bonding arises out of properties intrinsic to singing or whether any social engagement can have a similar effect. Furthermore, previous research has used one-off singing sessions without exploring the emergence of social bonding over time. In this semi-naturalistic study, we followed newly formed singing and non-singing (crafts or creative writing) adult...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1098/rsos.150221

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Annes College
Dunbar, RI More by this author
Publisher:
The Royal Society Publisher's website
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Royal Society Open Science Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
10
Pages:
150221
Publication date:
2015-10-01
Acceptance date:
2015-09-29
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ISSN:
2054-5703
Pubs id:
pubs:574662
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uri:e02457e7-5a9a-47d5-9bfb-65bf0f08b13f
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uuid:e02457e7-5a9a-47d5-9bfb-65bf0f08b13f
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pubs:574662

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