A growing literature shows that music drives prosocial behavior (Clarke,
DeNora, & Vuoskoski, 2015). Why does this occur? We propose a novel
hypothesis: Evidence of others’ musicality may promote prosociality by
affecting judgments of others’ moral worth (where others fall on the
continuum of moral standing, see Goodwin, 2015). If so, simply knowing
about others’ musicality should affect moral dec...