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This subject will encompass an initial exploration of music psychology research. Selected researchers within the field, including music therapists, behavioural neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, and experimental psychologists will outline recent and current practical research involving music across the lifespan. Information will be provided on the relationship between music and the brain, as well as music and the body. The development of musical skills at different life stages will be outlined, from birth to old age. Each lecture will be assessed by weekly on-line quizzes and students will select one topic for specialisation for the final assignment.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- identify relevant research to a range of topics from a range of disciplines;
- present integrated summaries of relevant research studies;
- critically analyse research and varying theories pertinent to Music Psychology.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed:
- skills in accessing current research from international databases, web sites, journals and texts;
- the ability to analyse and critique literature and presentations;
- high level conceptual and applied skills.
Last updated: 15 May 2020