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ERIC Number: ED519172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-23
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Music on Student Psychology
Lee, Sharon
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While many would agree that music affects us, details of the effects of music on intellectual, psychological, physiological, social, and physical processes of humans are not common knowledge. Recent studies have shown that the use of music can enhance or detract from the completion of many tasks, including eating, sleeping, exercising, driving, reading, writing, math, and social interaction. It can also affect mood and our abilities to behave, remain on task, and focus. Adolescents naturally seem to use music to monitor and manipulate mood, motivation, and task completion, but understanding the effects of music could enable them to make appropriate decisions concerning musical choices. It is vital to understand how music is beneficial and avoid the use of music for situations in which it may be distracting. Also important are the effects of music we do not choose, but are subjected to through our environment choices such as restaurants and stores. Research in these areas has shown that certain elements of music, especially tempo and loudness, have significant effects on tasks in various areas. This article provides practical, research-based information that will assist the reader in meeting K-4 national standard 9c.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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