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160065 UE Music and Health (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work



max. 40 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The event takes place completely online under Moodle (BigBlueButton). More information about Moodle will follow.

Friday 09.10. 15:00 - 19:00 Digital
Saturday 10.10. 10:00 - 17:00 Digital
Friday 11.12. 15:00 - 19:00 Digital
Friday 29.01. 15:00 - 19:00 Digital
Saturday 30.01. 10:00 - 17:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Music is said to have a positive effect on health. However, many of the existing findings are questionable. In addition, there are findings from other disciplines that even point out that music can also make people ill. In the course of the seminar, the effectiveness of music on the body and sensation will be investigated and different theories, concepts and studies will be discussed with regard to their content. Not only important experimental studies will be discussed, but also aspects of music therapy and the effects of forms of youth music (e.g. metal, rap, hip-hop).

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular active participation, presentation and handout to an own or given study on the topic.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular active participation, presentation and handout to an own or given study on the topic.

Examination topics

Presentation (paper) and handout to an own or given study on the topic. The topic should be understood and processed accordingly (further literature, basics and studies) and should be able to be critically questioned and reflected upon. The examination material thus refers to the theoretical and methodical processing of the respective topic.

Reading list

Further possible literature will be given in the seminar:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (18), Macht Mozart schlau? Die Förderung kognitiver Kompetenzen durch Musik. / Escobar-Chaves, S. L., Tortolero, S. R., Markham, C. M, Low, B. J., Eitel, P., Thickstun, P. (2005). Impact of the media on adolescent sexual attitudes and behaviour. Pediatrics 116(1), 303-326. / Haas, R. & Brandes, V. (Eds.) (2009). Music that works. Contributions of Biology, Neurophysiology, Psychology, Sociology, Medicine and Musicology (301-319). Wien, New York: Springer. / Harmat, L., Andersen, F. O., Ullen, F., Wright, J. & Sadlo, G. (2016). Flow Experience. Empirical Research and Applications. International Publishing Switzerland: Springer. / Lehmann, A. C. & Kopiez, R. (Hrsg.) (2017). Handbuch Musikpsychologie (641-661). Göttingen: Hogrefe. / MacDonald, R. A. R., Kreutz, G. & Mitchell, L. (2012) Music, Health and Wellbeing. Oxford: University Press. / Mangold, R., Vorderer, P. & Bente, G. (Hrsg.) (2004). Lehrbuch der Medienpsychologie (1. Aufl.). Göttingen: Hogrefe. / Miranda, D., Gaudreau, P., Debrosse, R., Morizot, J. &, Kirmayer, L. J. (2012). Music Listening and Mental Health: Variations on Internalizing Psychopathology. In: Raymond MacDonald, Gunter Kreutz & Laura Mitchell (Eds.), Music, Health, and Wellbeing (513-529). New York: Oxford University Press. / Oerter, R. & Stoffer, T. H. (Hrsg.) (2005). Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Spezielle Musikpsychologie. Göttingen, Bern, Toronto, Seattle: Hogrefe. / Panksepp J, Bernatzky G (2002) Emotional sounds and the brain: the neuro-affective foundation of musical appreciation. Behavioral Proceedings 6, 133-155. / Snyder, C. R. & Lopez, Shane (Eds.) (2002). Handbook of positive Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. / von Georgi (2013). Anwendung von Musik im Alltag. Marburg: Tectum. / 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.

Association in the course directory

MA: M02, M03, M05, M09, M16

Last modified: Mo 04.01.2021 15:08