Research and Reflection Essay
Think of a song and/or a set of lyrics that means something to you or that has influenced your life in some way, and use three of the theories outlined in the Your Final Research and Reflection Essay: More About the Music and Psychology Option (you must read this page to complete the assignment) page to explain how the music has influenced your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
This essay will build your terminology and understanding of concepts we have used throughout the course.
Brief introductory paragraph that introduces the songs and the theories you intend to use in your paper.
Write three stories (1-2 paragraphs each) with a set of song lyrics (4-8 lines) that accompany each story.
Write a 2-3 paragraph analysis of each of the 3 story/lyric pairings applying any 3 of the different theories from those explained on the Music and Psychology Paper page.
Analysis for guidance on choosing and applying a theory for each song.
A concluding reflective paragraph that describes 3-5 things that you learned about yourself as a result of exploring music’s influence on your psychological processes.
When referring to the text or another source, you can first use an in-text citation like “According to the OpenStax text (2020),” or “Spielman et al. (2020) describe….” Then provide the reference for your source(s) on a separate References page.