Welcome to SNPPA

Founded in 2011, SNPPA is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to the advancement of psychology and neuroscience in the arts. SNPPA is made up of research and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, psychologists, instructors, coaches, performing artists, students and interested others.

SNPPA supports the development of scientific and ethical practices in the arts through integration of psychology and scientific research through certified consultants, trained instructors and other professionals.

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SNPPA offers membership into categories in support of health practitioners, psychologists, performing artists, teachers, singers, dancers, and actors in all phases of educational training and professional careers. Annual dues for...

About SNPPA

Founded in 2011, SNPPA is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to the advancement of psychology and neuroscience in the arts. SNPPA is made up of research and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians,...

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Emerging Themes, New Directions

January 2, 2018 Exciting new directions in training for the performing arts are emerging through  integrating the fields of neuroscience, social science, and education. In going beyond current practices, teachers can benefit from greater understanding of individual differences, developmental, and risk factors for stress-related problems that often emanate from traditional approaches to training. A primary aim of this...
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Science and the Arts

January 2, 2018 Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) is the leading cause of negative issues in the arts and to date, there are no treatments and very little help. It is the elephant in the room--it is still very much viewed as a sign of weakness or "ill-preparedness," or even lack of talent, in...
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Mind-Mody Medicine, Stress, and Performance

February 18, 2016 Of course optimal nutrition, sleep habits, exercise, etc. are necessary for healthy lifestyle, but not sufficient. Taking better care of your feelings and cognition are important for everyone, especially performing artists. For instance, many people do not have diagnosable performance anxiety, but do have concerns about some aspect of their performance...