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The psychology of music – an overview

Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts

in Music and mind in everyday life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525578
eISBN:
9780191689352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The psychology of music is a well-established discipline and has been instrumental in understanding social and cultural phenomena that regularly transpire in human beings' daily lives. As a formative ... More


Music and mind in everyday life

Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525578
eISBN:
9780191689352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Music pervades everyday life. In so many ways, music marks and orchestrates the ways in which people experience the world together. What is it that makes people want to live their lives to the sound ... More


Concluding remarks

Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves

in The Social and Applied Psychology of Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567424
eISBN:
9780191693656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567424.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Through its emphasis on experimental cognitive psychology and approach to classical music as ‘high art’, the old 1980s paradigm for music psychology failed to point out the social, emotional, and ... More


Cognition and Real Music: The Psychology of Music Comes of Age

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter believes that there are five important characteristics of a healthy paradigm: an agreed set of central problems; agreed methods for working on these problems; agreed theoretical ... More


The Psychology of Music Reading

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The ability to read music is, if not essential, an irreplaceable asset to anyone who indulges in musical activity. There are two points that need to be established: firstly, that influential ... More


Music in people's lives

Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts

in Music and mind in everyday life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525578
eISBN:
9780191689352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter discusses the psychological functions of music in the aforementioned event. Music, according to this chapter, has four major functions classified into four categories: Ordering and ... More


Music and Worship: A Psychologists Perspective

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The role of music in worship is not a topic that has greatly exercised psychologists. Both the psychology of music and the psychology of religion are very much ‘fringe’ topics in contemporary ... More


Emotional Response to Music: A Review

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The reason that many people engage with music, as performers or listeners, is that it has power to evoke or enhance valued emotional states. Studies supporting this general assertion are reviewed in ... More


Introduction to Music Psychology

Robert H. Woody

in Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197546598
eISBN:
9780197546635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546598.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Psychology and music can be complementary fields of study. Psychology is the study of the amazing human mind, and music comprises some of people’s most fascinating behaviors. Psychology promotes ... More


Empirical Studies of Emotional Response to Music

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

There is a general consensus that music is capable of arousing deep and significant emotion in those who interact with it. These experiences deserves a more central position in the psychology of ... More


Music Learning Theory: A Theoretical Framework in Action

Cynthia Crump Taggart

in Teaching General Music: Approaches, Issues, and Viewpoints

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199328093
eISBN:
9780190464417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328093.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Music learning theory (MLT), which was developed by Edwin Gordon, provides a theoretical framework for teaching music. At its core is the goal of developing audiation skills so that students can ... More


Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills

Robert H. Woody

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197546598
eISBN:
9780197546635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546598.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Throughout time, human beings have been fascinated with music. Research in music psychology has revealed how musicians acquire the ability to convey emotional intentions as sounded music, how ... More


Philosophy and Science

James C. Klagge

in Wittgenstein in Exile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015349
eISBN:
9780262300117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015349.003.0028
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores Wittgenstein’s alienation as seen in his attitude toward science. He was determined to prove that science should not be a predominant mode of understanding, but did not actually ... More


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