Psychology colloquium - Understanding the Psychology of Helpful and Unhelpful Music Listening

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La Trobe University Psychology colloquium presenter Katrina Skewes McFerran Understanding the psychology of helpful and unhelpful music listening A Department of Psychology and Counselling colloquium presented by Prof Katrina Skewes McFerran, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne

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Thursday 30 July 2020 04:00 pm until Thursday 30 July 2020 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Maarten van den Buuse
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Katrina Skewes McFerran
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In this presentation, Dr McFerran will describe the journey to understanding the psychology of music listening, beginning with assumptions about how different types of music affect us, and moving to reflections on how people ‘use’ music in different ways.

The intersection of music choices, mental state, and associations with music will be examined and supplemented by examples offered of how to talk about music more effectively with our clients.

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Dr Katrina Skewes McFerran is Professor of Music Therapy and Head of the Creative Arts Therapies Research Unit in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne. She is a world-leading expert on music and youth, with a particular interest in young people who are struggling with depression and anxiety, in schools, community and inpatient programs. Her research has focused on helpful and unhelpful ways of using music and she has published 5 books, 90 refereed journal articles and been invited too present 17 keynote presentations around the globe. She has also published a TEDx Talk on Coming Back from the Darkside with Music, and a MOOC on How Music Can Change Your Life that has had 19,000 learners to date.

Lecture details

Thursday July 30, Time: 4 - 5 pm
Via Zoom.

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For more information please contact seminar convener Prof Maarten van den Buuse.



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