Alycia J. Sterenberg MahonWestern Michigan University | WMU · Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Alycia J. Sterenberg Mahon
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Alycia J. Sterenberg Mahon is a doctoral student at Western Michigan University studying evaluation, measurement, and research. Her passion is to further the field of music therapy through research. Her interests include pursuing continued knowledge on how music influences the construction and recall of memories and advancing the field of music therapy through research. In addition, Alycia is focusing on exploring different methodologies including narrative analysis and mixed methods approaches.
Conducting mixed methods research has the potential to increase the sensitivity of studies to better understand complex contexts. When reporting mixed methods research, which many find challenging, it is essential to integrate the quantitative and qualitative findings in such a way that makes the complex understandable and useable. Often researcher...
The purpose of this study was to further explore how song (a) familiarity, (b) enjoyment, (c) autobiographical salience, and (d) emotional arousal as well as a person’s (e) current mood state and (f) nostalgia proneness predicted music-evoked nostalgia. This study also measured the strength of the relationship between self-reports of arousal and el...
Objective: This paper examines the experiences of music therapy students throughout their clinical training. Three surveys inquired about: 1) the perception from both interns and supervisors as to interns’ needs, 2) interns’ preparedness, their skills, their priorities when choosing an internship, and whether their expectations for training were me...
The qualitative methodology narrative analysis studies lived experiences through story. These lived experiences shape our identities and provide multiple therapeutic benefits. This presentation explores the characteristics of narrative analysis, its appropriate data collection methods and analysis procedures, and its applications to the field of mu...
Charter schools were originally designed to be small, locally-run, innovative, and highly accountable. A key premise of charter schools was the tradeoff of increased autonomy in exchange for increased accountability. Unfortunately, charter schools have not lived up to original policy objectives. Evaluations reveal that student performance in charte...
This Facilitator Preparation Manual is adapted from How to Facilitate Groups, published by the National School-to-Work Opportunities Team in the mid-1990s and the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center in the 2000s. We acknowledge that we used much of the STW team’s text, and then enhanced the examples and procedures to align wit...
The purpose of this study was to organize and analyze research on musical mnemonics through a systematic review to synthesize the clinical use of musical mnemonics across various populations.
The purpose of this narrative study was to understand the essence of the memories elicited by music-evoked nostalgia within older adults at an older adult facility. At this stage in the research, the central phenomenon will be defined as music-evoked nostalgia, nostalgia elicited by a musical stimulus.
The purpose of this study is to further explore both person – level and context – level constructs established by Barrett et. al (2010) in relation to music-evoked nostalgia. This study will also determine the strength of the relationship between self-reported arousal levels and EDA as well as if they are good predictors of nostalgia.