Swami, Viren and Stieger, Stefan and Pietschnig, Jakob and Voracek, Martin (2010) The disinterested play of thought: Individual differences and preference for surrealist motion pictures. Personality and Individual Differences, 48 (7). pp. 855-859. ISSN 0191-8869
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2010.02.013
Previous studies that have examined the association between aesthetic preferences and individual difference variables have relied on static artistic compositions. In contrast, the present study examined the individual difference antecedents of preferences for surrealist motion pictures. A total of 240 participants rated ten clips of surrealist film for liking and familiarity, and completed measures of the Big Five personality factors, sensation seeking, and ambiguity tolerance. Results of a multiple regression showed that, controlling for familiarity, greater preference for surrealist motion pictures was significantly associated with higher Openness to Experience, greater sensation seeking, and greater ambiguity tolerance. Limitations of the current study are highlighted and results are discussed in relation to previous work on aesthetic preferences.
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