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The Role of Extraversion and Introversion on a Singer’s Voice

Abstract The notion that a singer’s voice is an expression of their personality serves as the catalyst for an examination of the relationship between the continuum of introversion and extraversion, and the pathologies of muscle tension dysphonia, vocal nodules, and performance anxiety. This paper begins with a brief introduction defining extraversion and introversion, followed by a review of personality studies identifying opera singers as primarily extraverted. Definitions of vocal nodules and muscle tension dysphonia are then given along with a list of recommended therapies. These elements tie in with two studies in speech pathology that suggest that behaviors of extraversion contribute to the development of vocal nodules, and behaviors of int... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Curtis, Paul Josef (Author) / Norton, Kay (Advisor) / Hawkins, Gordon (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Performing arts / Personality psychology / Music / Extraversion / Introversion / Opera / Performance Anxiety / Personality / Singer
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 45 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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