BBBX – Decision Making

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This video is a great advocacy tool for explaining how music learning can develop decision making skills.

These videos are designed to focus on a single area of learning that music learning can enhance. We want to help parents, students and staff to better understand the impacts of music learning on brain development, so share these short videos through your social media feeds and emails.

Smayda, K. E., Worthy, D. A., & Chandrasekaran, B. (2018). Better late than never (or early): Music training in late childhood is associated with enhanced decision-making. Psychology of Music, 46(5), 734–748.

Davidson, J. W., & Good, J. M. (2002). Social and musical co-ordination between members of a string quartet: An exploratory study. Psychology of music, 30(2), 186-201.

Miksza, P. (2010). Investigating relationships between participation in high school music ensembles and extra-musical outcomes: An analysis of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 using a bioecological development model. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 7-25.

Rabinowitch, T. C., Cross, I., & Burnard, P. (2013). Long-term musical group interaction has a positive influence on empathy in children. Psychology of Music, 41(4), 484–498.

Cirelli, L. K., Einarson, K., & Trainor, L. J. (2012). Bouncing babies to the beat: Music and helping behaviour in infancy. In 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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