Honors Scholars Collaborative Projects


Hard Feelings: A Musical Exploration of Plutchik's Primary Human Emotions

Publication Date

Spring 4-24-2022


The purpose of this project was to explore Robert Plutchik’s eight primary human emotions - joy, sadness, trust, disgust, fear, anger, surprise, and anticipation - through three musical lenses: key selection and chord/rhythm choices; lyrics; and production and arrangement choices made for each of the eight demo recordings.

Faculty Advisor

Alan Shacklock

Document Type

Honors Thesis

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