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Bleak picture of work stress acc to new research

According to new research based on the figures from the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK, less than a fifth of employers provide support for stressed employees at work. Short-term stress-related absences topped 42,000 in the three months … Continue reading

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Music at work can help stressed employees

As I have written earlier, work-related stress is related to ill-health. Stress in the workplace can also reduce productivity, in particular when stress manifests itself as a reduction in psychological well-being. This also has a very real and clear financial … Continue reading

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Talk at Goldsmiths

Good news! I have been invited to give a talk as a part of the Eminent Speakers Series at the Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London. I will give a talk on my research into music listening in offices, … Continue reading

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Is rap music to blame for the UK riots?

In an article by The Mirror, one journalist asks whether rap music is to blame for the recent UK riots.  The journalist states “I would ban the broadcasting of poisonous rap”. This is perhaps not a surprising response, given the … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons for listening to music in the office

Why do people listen to music in the office? Here are the top 10 reasons, according to academic research: Relaxation: “calms me down”, “eases stress”, “soothing” Concentration: “improves my ability to focus on what I am working on” Affect management: … Continue reading

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What benefits can music listening at work have?

After having researched music listening at work (in offices) for 6 years, it is evident to me that music listening at work can be useful to employees, as well as to managers and whole organisations. The short version of the … Continue reading

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Sodcasting – music as anti-social behaviour?

Today, in a BBC news article and in a BBC Radio 4 programme, the concept of sodcasting was being discussed. Sodcasting is described by The Urban Dictionary as “The act of playing music through the speaker on a mobile phone, … Continue reading

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Radio interview – BBC radio Nottingham

I have done another radio interview about my research, for BBC Radio Nottingham. It is available online on iPlayer for 1 week. Click here – the interview starts at 1:21:00. /anneli

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Live radio interview on BBC Radio Sheffield

I have just carried out a live radio interview on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning, about the experiences of music listening in offices. The interview starts at 1:07:30 – click here to listen. /anneli

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