BBBX – Prosocial Behaviour

Welcome to our newest release, the BBB Explained video series. The next video in our series is on Prosocial Behaviour. Learn how music learning helps to develop behaviours focused around helping and sharing with others.

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 in brain development, so share these short videos through your social media feeds and emails.

Looking for resources about Pro-social behaviour?

Click on the link below to open up the BBB Resource Finder, an interactive PDF which provides you with hyperlinks to all of our most relevant resources regarding prosocial behaviour!

Citations
Schellenberg, E. G., Corrigall, K. A., Dys, S. P., & Malti, T. (2015). Group music training and children’s prosocial skills.PLOS ONE, 10(10), e0141449.

Rickard, N. S., Appelman, P., James, R., Murphy, F., Gill, A., & Bambrick, C. (2013). Orchestrating life skills: The effect of increased school-based music classes on children’s social competence and self-esteem. International Journal of Music Education, 31(3), 292–309.

Welch, G. F., Himonides, E., Saunders, J., Papageorgi, I., & Sarazin, M. (2014). Singing and social inclusion. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 803.

Hallam, S. (2010). The power of music: Its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people. International Journal of Music Education, 28(3), 269–289.

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.

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.

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