Universität Wien

160064 UE Use of Music in Every-Day Life (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Depending on the Corona location, the course can also be held as an online seminar.

Friday 23.04. 15:00 - 19:00 Digital
Saturday 24.04. 10:00 - 17:00 Digital
Friday 21.05. 15:00 - 19:00 Digital
Friday 11.06. 15:00 - 19:00 Digital
Saturday 12.06. 10:00 - 17:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The use of music in everyday life is a subject area in musicology that can look back on a long tradition in the context of youth research. However, it was not until the turn of the millennium that this topic gained new importance through a number of qualitative and descriptive studies. These studies show that the use of music to influence emotions and affects is not limited to adolescence, but is a general phenomenon that continues into adulthood. However, the empirical-theoretical examination of this topic has been rather poorly developed so far. Within the framework of the seminar, existing approaches and theories on the topic will be presented and critically scrutinized. A special focus will be on the examination of the few existing empirical studies in order to discuss their integration into the existing qualitative studies.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular active participation, project report and presentation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria


Examination topics

Content of the course.

Reading list

Chamorro-Premuzic, T., & Furnham, A. (2007). Personality and music: Can traits explain how people use music in everyday life? British Journal of Psychology, 98, 175-
Chamorro-Premuzic, T., Swami, V., Furnham, A. & Maakip, I. (2009). The Big Five Personality Traits and Uses ofMusic A Replication in Malaysia Using Structural EquationModeling . Journal of Individual Differences 2009, 30 (1),20–27.
DeNora T (1999) Music as a technology of self. Poetics 27:31-56
Saarikallio S, Erkkilä J (2007). The role of music in adolescents’ mood regulation. Psychol Music 35(1):92-112
Saarikallio, S. (2008). Music in mood regulation: initial scale development. Musicae Scientiae, 12 (2), 291-309.
Schäfer, T. & Sedlmeier, P. (2009). What makes us like music? In: J. Louhivuori, T. Eerola, S. Saarikallio, T. Himberg, P.-S. Eerola (ed.), Proceedings of the 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (487-490). Jyväskylä: Finland.
von Georgi, R. (2013). Anwendung von Musik im Alltag: Theorie und Validierungsstudien zum IAAM. Marburg: Tectum-Verlag.
von Georgi, R., Cimbal, K. & von Georgi, S. (2009). Aktivations- und Arousal-Modulation mittels Musik im Alltag und deren Beziehungen zu musikalischen Präferenzen, Persönlichkeit und Gesundheit [Activation and arousal modulation by the use of music and their connection with musical preferences, personality and health]. In: W. Auhagen, C. Bullerjahn & H. Höge (Hrsg.), Musikpsychologie. Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie (141-183). Göttingen: Hogrefe
von Georgi, R., Grant, P., von Georgi, S. & Gebhardt, S. (2006). Personality, emotion and the use of music in everyday life: Measurement, theory and neurophysiological aspects of a missing link. Tönning, Lübeck, Marburg: Der Andere Verlag.
von Georgi, R., Kraus, H., Cimbal, K. & Schütz, M. (2011). Persönlichkeit und Emotionsmodulation mittels Musik bei Heavy-Metal Fans. In: W. Auhagen, C. Bullerjahn & H. Höge (Hrsg.), Musikpsychologie. Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie.
Vorderer, P. & Schramm, H. (2004). Musik nach Maß. Situative und personenspezifische Unterschiede bei der Selektion von Musik. In K. E. Behne, G. Kleinen & H. de la Motte-Haber (Hrsg.), Musikpsychologie. Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie (Band 17) (89-108.). Göttingen: Hogrefe

Association in the course directory

MA: M02, M03, M04, M05, M09, M13, M16

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