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01.11.2018Timebased & interactive Media in Linz, Austria
Kamilla Marlene Roy Mez is studying at the Art University of Linz this semester on an Erasmus exchange agreement
25.10.2018New book: Music Therapy Assessment
This is an anthology of the latest research into assessment methods in music therapy. Based on the findings of members of the International Music Therapy Assessment Consortium (IMTAC), it covers issues such as the standardisation of robust assessment tools, the assessment models currently in use, and how to implement them in a clinical setting.
25.10.2018New book: The Method of Imagination
The book edited by Sheldon Brown and Luca Tateo is aimed at expanding the knowledge about imaginative processes as higher mental function, by starting from the empirical and phenomenological innovative studies.
25.10.2018PhD Thesis by Susan Hart: Psychometric Properties of the Emotional Development Scale
Due to emotional difficulties, a growing number of children are referred to regional educational-psychological advisory services and child psychiatric services with mental problems related to emotional vulnerabilities. The neuroaffective developmental psychology framework is a way of understanding children's normal emotional development and of examining how this development may be promoted or disturbed by relational issues. Within this theoretical framework, the researcher has developed a measurement tool to assess the current emotional functioning level of 4–12-year-olds.
23.10.2018PhD Thesis by Unni Tanum Johns: Musical Dynamics in Time-Limited Intersubjective Child Psychotherapy
In this project Unni Johns developed a method for analysing child psychotherapy and analysed in detail small episodes with six children suffering from anxiety and depression using musical concepts of e.g. rhythm and tempo. Unni Johns found some patterns which indicated how a ‘musical looking glass’ can clarify the role of nonverbal communication for the capability to share and express emotional experiences.
04.10.2018New book: An Old Melody in a New Song
This book explores the relationship between cultural psychology and aesthetics, by integrating the historical, theoretical and phenomenological perspectives. Editor: Luca Tateo.
04.10.2018New book: Educational Dilemmas
Educational Dilemmas uses cultural psychology to explore the challenges, contradictions and tensions that occur during the process of education, with consideration of the effect these have at both the individual and the collective level. It argues that the focus on issues in learning overlooks a fundamental characteristic of education: that the process of educating is simultaneously both constructive and disruptive. Editor: Luca Tateo.
04.10.2018New book: The Emergence of Self in Educational Contexts
This book represents the first extensive introduction to the emerging construct of Educational Self. The new concept describes a specific dimension of the Self, which is elaborated in the course of a person’s school life and is reactivated anytime the person is involved in an educational activity, whether as a student, teacher or parent. Editors: Giuseppina Marsico and Luca Tateo.
04.10.2018New book: Sustainable Futures for Higher Education
This volume addresses the current situation in higher education and what creative action needs to be taken for the future development of the various systems of higher education. Editors: Jaan Valsiner, Anastasiia Lutsenko, and Alexandra Antoniouk.
03.10.2018PhD Thesis by Kristin Maya Story: Guided Imagery and Music with Military Women and Trauma
The number of women veterans are increasing in the United States and they have a unique set of challenges upon returning to civilian life, including a high rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and exposure to sexual harassment and sexual assault. This research aimed to explore the use of Music Imagery and Guided Imagery and Music sessions as a treatment option for women veterans with PTSD, and to increase awareness of military sexual trauma. Included in the research are a feasibility study and an Arts Based Research film project.
28.09.2018Michel Guglielmi presented his Award winning Copenhagen-based design company Diffus
On September 25th guest lecturer Michel Guglielmi presented his Award winning Copenhagen-based design company Diffus and it attracted a huge audience of students and staff.
06.09.2018Workshop on Soft Robots with Jonas Jørgensen
ArT 5 Students participate in a 2-day workshop led by Guest Lecturer Jonas Jørgensen (ITU) on how to design, build and program soft robots.
29.08.2018New book by Bolette B. Blaagaard: Citizen Journalism as Conceptual Practice
Citizen Journalism as Conceptual Practice provides a conceptualization of citizen journalism as a political practice developed through analyses of an historical and postcolonial case.
29.08.2018New book: Citizen Media and Public Spaces
This book will be of interest to students and researchers in media and communication studies, particularly those studying citizen media, media and society, journalism and society, and political communication.
28.08.2018Workshop with Prof. Richard Shusterman: Practical Somaesthetics as a Method for Immersive Performance
Prof. Richard Shusterman will visit Aalborg University, Sept. 4th till 7th. He will conduct a workshop with Art and Technology students and researchers.
23.08.2018New book by Rolf Hvidtfeldt: The Structure of Interdisciplinary Science
This book presents a novel approach to the analysis of interdisciplinary science based on the contemporary philosophical literature on scientific representation.
22.08.2018Brady Wagoner awarded the Sigmund Koch Prize
Professor Brady Wagoner awarded the Sigmund Koch Prize by the American Psychological Association for his contributions to Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.
20.08.2018Special Issue Journal - Call for Papers
Submissions for Journal of Healthcare Engineering Special Issue on Accessibility, Inclusion, and Rehabilitation Using Information Technologies.