Donnerstag, 22. November 2018, 13:30 - 14:30 iCal

Einladung zu einem Gastvortrag

Using music to improve mental and social health in clinical populations: What works for whom, why, and when?

Vortragender: Prof. Christian Gold, PhD, University of Bergen

HS H, Untergeschoss
Liebiggasse 5, im Hof rechts, 1010 Wien


Music therapy is an old discipline that has received new support from research into music and emotions. The ability to facilitate synchronisation and social bonding suggests a role of music in evolution. Music is a social art, and many mental disorders have a social aspect. In this talk, I will summarise our group’s research on the effects of music therapy in the areas of autism, depression, schizophrenia, and dementia. In most of these areas, systematic reviews of RCTs, including Cochrane reviews, have shown promising effects on symptoms as well as social relationships. However, large, pragmatic multinational trials have often shown mixed effects or are still lacking. Therefore, process-outcome research and translational research is needed to improve our understanding of the mechanisms through which music therapy achieves its effects.



Institut für Angewandte Psychologie: Gesundheit, Entwicklung und Förderung


Ass.Prof. Dr. Giorgia Silani
Fakultät für Psychologie
Inst. f. Angewandte Psychologie: Gesundheit, Entwicklung und Förderung, AB Klinische Psychologie des