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Music Therapist refers to a qualified musician and therapist who uses music to achieve therapeutic aims.

Music therapy is a kind of therapy where patients may listen or participate in musical experiences through singing or using musical instruments to improve emotional expression, reduce stress, or to deal nonverbally with a variety of issues.
Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence is defined as the ability to produce and appreciate music. These musically inclined learners think in sounds, rhythms and patterns. They immediately respond to music either appreciating or criticizing what they hear. Many of these learners are extremely sensitive to environmental sounds, as in the sound of crickets, bells, dripping taps and many more.
Musterbation refers to Albert Ellis’s phrase to characterize the behavior of clients who are inflexible and absolutistic in their thinking, maintaining that they must not fail or that they must have their way.
Mutation is defined as the change in a gene during reproduction; a change in the chemical structure or arrangement of one or more genes that has the effect of producing a new phenotype . Likewise, Mutation is the sudden variation in a heritable characteristic, as by an accident that affects the composition of genes; a new gene or combination of genes
Mutism is defined as the inability or refusal to speak.

Mutual absorption is a term used with regard to romantic love that refers to the nearly exclusive attention lovers give to one another.

Mutual Constitution is a key term from the Cultural Psychology. It describes the reciprocal way in which an individual is shaped by the surrounding culture and simultaneously shapes the culture with his or her behavior.


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