Kayla Pearson '21

Music and Psychology Major

The Effects of Music on Stress and Motivation

I wrote two original songs and connected them to stress reduction and motivation.

The purpose of my Senior Capstone Project was to look at music as a psychological tool. Over the course of the semester, I have looked at various research and conducted a study on how music affects stress and motivation in college students for my Senior Thesis in Psychology. I tied my Psychology Thesis to my Senior Capstone in Music by looking more into how the song writing process may reduce stress and increase motivation. To do this I wrote two original songs and documented my experience.

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