20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will introduce you to theories, empirical investigations and applications of music psychology relevant to everyday life. You will learn about the diverse uses of music in everyday situations, which may include personal, communal and commercial settings. The reasons for music use in these situations are explored and possible explanations of music's ability to support functions are critically reviewed, including social, emotional, personal, educational and commercial impacts. The module will be delivered through lectures, group discussions, and small research projects.

Staff Contact: Naomi Nathan-Thomas
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK