Group music sessions may boost empathy in children

SUMMARY: 

Researchers from Cambridge University have found that regularly playing music in groups may improve children’s ability to empathise with others. They compared empathy skills in children who played weekly music-based games for a year with those who did not. The musical group scored higher in end-of-year tests of how well they recognised other people’s emotions. Click anywhere to read more …

SOURCES:

BBC http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18412409?SThisFB

DETAILS:

BENEFIT: TEAMWORK / EMPATHY
TARGET GROUP: YOUNG PEOPLE
AGE: 8-11 YEARS
MUSIC TYPE: GENERAL
TYPE OF STUDY: ACADEMIC RESEARCH
NOs INVOLVED: 52
PERIOD OF STUDY: 1 YEAR
DATE: 2012
PLACE: UK

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