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Music, Health, and Wellbeing$
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Raymond MacDonald, Gunter Kreutz, and Laura Mitchell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199586974

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.001.0001

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Music, Subjective Wellbeing, and Health: The Role of Everyday Emotions

Music, Subjective Wellbeing, and Health: The Role of Everyday Emotions

(p.405) Chapter 27 Music, Subjective Wellbeing, and Health: The Role of Everyday Emotions
Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Daniel Västfjäll

Patrik N. Juslin

Terry Hartig

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a novel approach to music and health that focuses on exploring health benefits within everyday life contexts, with particular consideration of possible underlying mechanisms. The focus is on listening rather than performing, and on public health rather than clinical populations. A central role is attached to emotion in bringing about desired health outcomes, and it is argued that music may be uniquely suited to managing or regulating emotions and stress in everyday life. The rest of this chapter is organized into three major sections. First, it explains the background and theoretical basis of the current approach. Then, it illustrates this approach by summarizing a set of empirical studies. Finally, it discusses the implications of the results from these studies for future research on music and health.

Keywords:   music listening, health benefits, public health, emotion, stress

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