Keep on running: benefits of music for exercise and sport

Terry, Peter C. and Morris, Tony (2010) Keep on running: benefits of music for exercise and sport. In: 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 11-16 July 2010, Melbourne, Australi.

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Music is frequently used as an accompaniment to exercise and by athletes as part of their preparation for competition. A recent metaanalysis of the extant literature in the exercise and sport domains has identified robust, small-to- moderate benefits of music in the areas of psychological responses, perceived exertion, and physical performance, plus small but significant benefits to physiological functioning. This symposium addresses the scientific basis for music use in exercise and sport, as well as presenting a range of applied examples. A conceptual model will be presented, which identifies the personal and situational variables that influence a range of potential benefits of music. The effects of variables, such as rhythm response, musicality, cultural impact, and associations, are also explained. Paper 1 presents an evaluation of the effects of synchronous music on endurance and feeling states during circuit exercises, which particularly assesses the influence of gender. Paper 2 reports on a study of the influence of familiarity on the arousal and relaxation qualities of music, during imagery use. Paper 3 presents the results of a laboratory investigation of the psychological, physiological and performance benefits of music synchronized to stride rate among elite triathletes. Paper 4 focuses on music applications for athletes, including those that incorporate innovative use of technology. A discussant will provide concluding remarks. There are three learning objectives for this symposium. Following attendance, participants should be able to: 1) explain the scientific underpinnings for music use in exercise and sport; 2) understand the findings of three empirical investigations of music use in exercise and sport; 3) Know the basics of implementing music interventions with exercisers and athletes.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Only abstracts published in conference proceedings, as supplied here.
Depositing User: Mrs Melissa Jarick
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 02:09
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2012 01:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: music; exercise; music and exercise; benefits
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8601

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