[Emotional experience, expression and communication in musical improvization. A qualitative-quantitative single case study]
Journal/Book: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2000; 50: 193-8.
Abstract: In this study the theory-conducted empirical procedure for analyzing active improvisatory music therapy of a single case will be described. The operationalization and tests for validation will be described. According to the aim of the study, the results show that the used method is appropriate to describe different and repetitive (emotional) patterns of improvisatory playing, which reflect the personal (emotional) and interpersonal pathology and healthy parts of the examined patient. With the aid of several tests the results of validating the macro-process will be discussed.
Keyword(s): English Abstract. Expressed Emotion/physiology. Factor Analysis, Statistical. Human. Music/psychology. Music Therapy. Observer Variation. Personality Disorders/psychology/therapy. Reproducibility of Results