Book Chapter

Social and applied psychological explorations of music, health, and wellbeing

J Davidson, A Krause

Music, health, and wellbeing: Exploring music for health and social justice | Palgrave Macmillan | Published : 2018


This chapter explores the specific well-being benefits that diverse forms of musical engagement can promote from the particular perspective of the social and applied psychology of music. It surveys recent social-psychological literature broadly, and the authors also draw from their own research offering case studies to highlight research evidence concerning health and well-being benefits when applying a social-psychological lens to music research. It explores the influence of newer, digital technologies for promoting self-regulation, such as mood management via playlists; points to the range of benefits across types of well-being from music participation; and considers the role of music faci..

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