Now a new study finds that music of the right kind can transform the listener’s sense of power.
The study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, was inspired by the pre-game routines of athletes (Hsu et al., 2014).
Dennis Hsu, who led the study, explains:
But which type of music is best for boosting your power and what is it about that music that makes you feel powerful?
To investigate they first had to identify some pieces of music that made people feel powerful.
After testing 31 clips they found that songs rated the most powerful were:
- Queen’s “We Will Rock You”
- 2 Unlimited’s “Get Ready for This”
- Fatboy Slim’s “Because We Can”
- Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out”
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