Mykola Maksymov. Impact of Person’s Social Adaptability on Perception of Music.

(2017) Science and education, 9, 48-52. Odessa.


Mykola Maksymov,
PhD (Candidate of Psychological Sciences), associate professor,
Department of Developmental Psychology,
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,
2-a, Akademika Hlushkova Str., Kyiv, Ukraine



The paper aims to study the correlation between the peculiarities of the perception of music and the degree of social adaptability of an individual. In order to examine the peculiarities of music perception, stimulating material was developed – music fragments that contained some psychological content. In order to determine the degree of social adaptation of the respondents the following methods were applied: the method of determining the level of subjective control, the method of narrative, and Rosenzweig Picture Frustration Study. For identifying the level of social adaptability, the methods of document analysis and expert evaluation were applied. In order to determine the psychological content of musical fragments, the method of experts, focus groups were used. It has been found that there is a correlation between the psychological properties of people with a low level of social adaptation and the peculiarities of their perception of music: the destructive character of music symbolizing aggression corresponds to their emotional mood and the general background of worldview. The music which symbolizes indifference, the refusal of purposeful activity, passivity correlates with the poorly developed skills of productive interaction and overcoming obstacles, low level of subjectivity, reflection.


socialization, perception of music, social adaptability, subjectivity, reflection, music discourse.




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