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New network will explore young people's communication competencies across contexts
The TransComm network brings together international experts in Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology, Education Science, and Speech and Language Science, to capture and explore scattered knowledge on the practices that sustain, develop or hamper communicative competence in interactions involving young people living with communicative disabilities.
PhD Thesis by Britta Vinkler Frederiksen: The Development of Therapeutic Alliance in Music Therapy...
The thesis contributes to the research within how to develop therapeutic alliance with severe mental ill offenders were the interaction is very challenging.
New issue of Journal of Somaesthetics: Somaesthetics and Technology
This special issue of the Journal of Somaesthetics contains articles that deal with the aesthetic relationship between technology and the soma. Focus on the techno-social materials and themes is what the articles have in common. Editor in Chief: Falk Heinrich.
David Budtz Pedersen has been appointed Guest Lecturer at Oxford University
In May 2019, David Budtz Pedersen is confirmed guest lecturer at a four-day interactive, international course on stimulating and facilitating impact, alliances & entrepreneurship in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford University, Worcester College. Registration is open now.
New book: Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation
This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of two conferences: The 7th EAI International Conference on ArtsIT, Interactivity and Game Creation (ArtsIT 2018), and the 3rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning, and Innovation (DLI 2018). Editors: Anthony L. Brooks and Eva Brooks.
New book: The Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Reference Handbook
This book, written by Karl Pedersen and Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard, provides an easy-to-read guide for music-making in the studio setting, from equipment fundamentals to recording and mixing almost any instrument.
PhD Thesis by Dennis Jim Frederiksen: We are in this Together
This thesis is the result of exploring differences between doing paid work in a public-sector organisation and volunteer work in a third-sector association.
Art & Technology Fall Exhibition 2018
During the Art & Technology Fall Exhibition 2018 you will encounter artefacts that blur the lines between experimentation, wonder & play, and installation-art, interactive electronics, audiovisual sculptures, virtual reality distortion and experience technology.
Ole Michael Spaten awarded in London
Ole Michael Spaten awarded a prize and fellowship for his outstanding contribution to the development of Coaching Psychology.
PhD Thesis by Jensine Ingerslev Nedergaard: Skin as a Communicative Boundary
In this PhD thesis, the researcher answers the following questions: How is it possible to understand communication and meaning-making through the skin? / How does this embodied understanding of the skin as a physical and psychological boundary hold the ability to control and/or integrate communication and meaning making? / How can we develop a new approach of educating communicative aspects in the Danish healthcare system?
Timebased & interactive Media in Linz, Austria
Kamilla Marlene Roy Mez is studying at the Art University of Linz this semester on an Erasmus exchange agreement
New 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.
New 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.
PhD 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.
PhD 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.
New 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.
New 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.
New 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.