DUE DATE: Wednesday 7th JUNE 2017, 5pm
Undergraduate students: 2,000 words
Topic: The impact of personal music use on cognition and emotion
Part 1: Complete the Healthy-Unhealthy Uses of Music Scale (HUMS). Write a reflective summary of your responses and comment on the health of your use of music (approx. 300 words. Include a photo/scan of your HUMS as an appendix at the end of your assignment. Appendices are not included in your word count). Download the HUMS here (explained in Week 5 lecture): HUMS scale.pdf
Part 2: Explain how your use of music might impact your cognitive function. Draw on the research literature from both the music and the brain and music in schools lectures to support your ideas. (Undergrad: approx. 700 words)
Part 3: Explain how your use of music might impact your emotions. Draw on the research literature from both the music and emotions and music and adolescents lectures to support your ideas. (Undergrad: approx. 700 words)
Part 4: write a final reflection on how your uses of music might change across your lifespan, drawing on the research literature from any of the lectures this semester. (Undergrad: approx. 300 words).
Referencing can be in ANY style, as long as you are consistent – APA6, Harvard, Vancouver, etc..)
Please note: We allow 10% either side of the word limit for essays, and the HUMS/bibliography/reference list is excluded from the word count. However, in-text citations are included in the word count. Please include the final word count on the front page of your essay.
Use of first person writing is permitted in this essay.
Assessment Criteria: Download the full marking rubric here: Rubric.pdf
1. Insightful personal reflections that are relevant to the topic (30%)
2. Successful integration of the literature to explain how music use might impact cognition (30%)
3. Successful integration of the literature to explain how music use might impact emotions (30%)
4. Relevant and powerful use of literature throughout assignment (10%)
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