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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977


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Musically developed personality: the approbation of Gold-MSI method

Knyazeva T.S., Ph.D. in Psychology, Senior researcher, The laboratory of psychology and psychophysiology of creative activity, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,
Shokhman T.V., Moscow, Russia,
The article provides an overview of modern foreign psychological research devoted to the study of musicality. It describes in details Gold-MSI method (Goldsmiths Musical Sophistication Index), developed by psychologists at the University of Goldsmith to diagnose the level of musical development. In Russia, this technique is unknown, although it is widely used in foreign studies, it is standardized and has displayed good psychometric properties. The article presents the results of the initial testing of the Russian version of the Gold-MSI technique on a sample of 107 participants. It is shown that the Russian version of the methodology has a satisfactory reliability and validity and can be used for research purposes

Keywords: musicality, musical abilities, diagnosis, approaches to measuring musicality, Gold-MSI technique, testing the Russian version of the Gold-MSI, psychometric properties

Column: Special (branch) psychology


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