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Handbook of Music, Adolescents, and Wellbeing

Katrina McFerran, Philippa Derrington, and Suvi Saarikallio


The Handbook of Music, Adolescents, and Wellbeing explores how young people use music to work with emotions, identity construction, and connectedness, drawing on perspectives from music therapy, music psychology, music education, and music sociology. Authors provide examples of how theory and research is applied in the practice of music therapists working with groups of adolescents and individuals in schools, communities, hospitals, and other institutions. Research into music and emotions is synthesized, and theories about music and identity construction are provided. The ways that young peopl ... More

Keywords: adolescents, youth, music, musicians, emotions, identity, connectedness, peers

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198808992
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808992.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katrina McFerran, editor
Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia

Philippa Derrington, editor
Senior Lecturer, Queen Margaret University, UK

Suvi Saarikallio, editor
Senior Researcher, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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Part 1 Emotions

Chapter 3 Young people’s uses of music for emotional immersion

Genevieve Dingle, Leah Sharman, and Joel Larwood

Part 2 Identity

Part 3 Connectedness

Chapter 17 Wellbeing, young people, and music scenes

Andy Bennett and Lisa Nikulinsky