Music Psychology Research

Subject 740-538 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 512-120 Introductory Experimental Psychology 1 and 512-121 Social, Developmental and Clinical Psychology 1, or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Denise Grocke
Subject Overview: This subject will provide information about the relationship between music and the mind and body. Lecture topics will include the effect of music on the physiology of the body, mood and emotional responses to music, theories of music learning, and relevant models of research. A range of music psychology studies will be drawn upon to supplement learning and to foster understanding of how the effect of music is monitored and measured.
Assessment: Class participation across semester (20%); Class Presentation in final weeks of semester (20%); 3,000-word written assignment due at end of semester (60%).
Prescribed Texts: D Hodges, Handbook of Music Psychology, 2nd edn. IMR Press, 1996.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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.
Related Course(s): Master of Music Therapy

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