Course: Applied Psychology of Music

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Course title Applied Psychology of Music
Course code KMU/AHPS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Stratilková Martina, Mgr. et Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Functions of music in everyday life - introduction 2. Research into music in everyday life 3. Background music in the workplace 4. Background music in mental tasks 5. Background music in car driving 6. Situational factors of music preferences 7. Music in commercial environments 8. Music and advertisment 9. Music and subcultures 10. Music and problem behaviour 11. Music and health, music therapy

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 38 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 12 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course introduces into psychological aspects of music and into place of music within various situations of everyday life.
Students will gain an overview of the mental phenomena accompanying music activities in everyday life; they will familiarize themselves with the methods of knowledge acquisition of music psychology phenomena. Students will learn mainly up-to-date topics and approaches.
Students should appreciate music and be interested ind its psychological power.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Seminar Work

Sufficient and active participation in class (max. of 3 absences), a seminar paper about an academic article (from a published empirical research), sufficient knowledge of the issues covered in class and in the basic literature.
Recommended literature
  • Bačuvčik, Radim. (2014). Hudba v reklamě a dalších oblastech marketingové komunikace. Zlín.
  • Franěk, Marek. (2005). Hudební psychologie, s. 198-216. Praha: Karolinum.
  • North, Adrian a Hargreaves, David J. (2009). The Social and Applied Psychology of Music. Oxford.
  • Poledňák, Ivan. (1984). Stručný slovník hudební psychologie, Editio Supraphon, Praha 1984. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Science of Arts (2015) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Musicology (2015) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Musicology (2015) Theory and history of arts - -