Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Julie Fox-Horton

Thesis Professor Department

<--College of Arts and Sciences-->

Thesis Reader(s)

Scott Contreras-Koterbay, Cara Harker



Childhood development has always been a major topic when studying psychology and biology. This makes sense because the brain develops from the time a child is conceived to the time that child has reached around the age of twenty-seven. Doctors, psychologists, and sociologists look at numerous things when studying childhood development. However, how common is it for researchers to study how the fine and performing arts affect childhood development? Sociologists tend to be extremely open and mindful of all aspects of things such as culture, sexuality, religion, and even age. By taking a sociological standpoint when studying the arts and studying childhood development, society is able to make connections between the two that leads to better understanding of a child's development socially, mentally, and academically.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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