Verena Buren

 

Research Focus

  • Joint music making and prosocial behaviour

  • Development of musical abilities

  • Music in early childhood development

Vita

Academic Education

2012 - 2019

Master of Science in Psychology at Justus Liebig University, Gießen
Pre-doctoral programme PreProPsych in Developmental Psychology
Master Thesis “The Influence of Music on Prosocial Behaviour: Explanations and Mechanisms”

 

2009 - 2012Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Justus Liebig University, Gießen
2007 - 2008Semester abroad at Kadir Has University, Istanbul
2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Media Management at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden

Career

Since 1/2020PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt
2019Student Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt
2017

Academic tutor for Developmental Psychology, Justus Liebig University Gießen

2010 - 2019

Music teacher in kindergartens

Seit 2015

Lectureship at the Department of Professional and Interdisciplinary Skills,

Justus Liebig University, Gießen

Publications

Publications

Buren, V., Degé, F., & Schwarzer, G. (2019). Active Music Making Facilitates Prosocial Behaviour in 18-month-old Children. Musicae Scientiae. online firstt doi:10.1177/1029864919892308.

Projects

  • Musical development in children

    How do children learn to sing melodies and produce rhythms? How do they develop musical taste? How do they learn to understand and use music in various situations? Can we boost spontaneous, implicit musical learning with educational ...