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Developmental Science in Psychology of Music in Positive Psychology

Annotated Bibliography Student’s Name Institution Annotated Bibliography Developmental Science in Psychology of Music in Positive Psychology Croom A. M. (2012). Music neuroscience and the psychology of well-being: a précis. Frontiers in psychology  2 393. Adam M. Croom investigates whether music contributes to an individual’s positive living on this article. He does this by stating his hypothesis which was that musical engagement can positively contribute to one’s living a flourishing life. He starts by identifying the five factors which are considered characteristic of human flourishing. These factors are: (1) “positive emotion ” (2) “relationships ” (3) “engagement ” (4) “achievement ” and (5) “meaning”. He then investigates by parents had a distinctive effect on the infants. To prove this the researchers had parents sing a novel song to the 11-months old infants and then the infants were made to watch two other strangers sing two different songs. Later each stranger was sent to give the infant a toy. The result was those who sang the familiar song sung by the parent or a toy were more likely to get a positive response from the infant. Although more research needs to be done this journal shows that parents singing to their children actually creates a rapport and bond between the child and the parent.
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I am not sure how to tie my topic in with the developmental science. I need help is tieing them together.
I am reading a Handbook of Psychology, Developmental Psychology
by Irving B. Weiner, , Richard M. Lerner, , M. Ann Easterbrooks, , and Irving Weiner
PUBLISHER
John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
DATE
2012-10-06y

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