PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC

Second cycle degree in APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: MASSIMO GRASSI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: None. Lectures and materials will be in English.
Examination methods: Written. The exam is a questionnaire. The student will respond to the questions via computer. The questions are multiple choice questions and true/false questions. It is possible to ask for a "top up" oral exam.
Course unit contents: The course will be divided in two parts. In the first the student will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of music, acoustics and psychology of hearing that are necessary for the understanding of the topic. In the second part, the concepts of psychology of music will be introduced.
The following is an incomplete list of the topics that will be possibly discussed during the lectures:
- absolute pitch
- neuropsychology of music
- music and cognitive abilities
- music and emotion
- music and deafness