Sorting Out Mood, Stress and Social Interest One Rhythm at a Time
Year of Award
Ansbacher (1968, p. 148) describes social interest as an “interest in the interests of mankind”. This interest allows individuals to develop an understanding of others and how to interact empathically in social situations. Social interest promotes characteristics that encourages contribution to mankind as a whole, instead of seeking personal inferiorities (Crandall, 1975). One hundred college students completed three questionnaires examining social interest, perceived social stress and affective mood before and after participating in a group drumming activity. Preliminary results suggest that as social interest increased, perceived social stress decreased and mood improved after participating in group drumming. Implications of this study’s findings suggest using the drumming intervention on college campuses in order to promote social interest, improve mood and decrease stress.
Lynn University Student Research Symposium
Boca Raton, FL
College of Arts and Sciences
Rinard, A., Cooper, P. J., & Sperry, J. (2019, March 26). Sorting out mood, stress and social interest one rhythm at a time. Oral presentation at the College of Arts and Sciences Student Symposium, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL.