Psychology of Music Products

  • Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity

    Being in the Zone

    Edited by Tim Jordan, Kath Woodward, Brigid McClure

    ‘Being in the zone' means performing in a distinctive, unusual, pleasurable and highly competent way at something you already regularly do: dancing or playing a viola, computer programming, tennis and much more. What makes the zone special? This volume offers groundbreaking research that brings…

    Hardback – 2017-01-20 

  • The Act of Musical Composition

    Studies in the Creative Process

    Edited by Dave Collins

    The study of musical composition has been marked by a didactic, technique-based approach, focusing on the understanding of musical language and grammar -harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and arrangement - or on generic and stylistic categories. In the field of the psychology of music, the study…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research

    Edited by Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman

    This Festschrift honors the career of Charles P. Schmidt on the occasion of his retirement from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His main research focus has been the social-psychology of music education, including the subtopics of motivation in music learning, applied music teaching…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Musical Creativity: Insights from Music Education Research

    Edited by Oscar Odena

    How do we develop musical creativity? How is musical creativity nurtured in collaborative improvisation? How is it used as a communicative tool in music therapy? This comprehensive volume offers new research on these questions by an international team of experts from the fields of music education,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • New Perspectives on Music and Gesture

    Edited by Elaine King, Anthony Gritten

    Building on the insights of the first volume on Music and Gesture (Gritten and King, Ashgate 2006), the rationale for this sequel volume is twofold: first, to clarify the way in which the subject is continuing to take shape by highlighting both central and developing trends, as well as popular and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • The Experimental Psychology of Beauty

    By C.W. Valentine

    Originally published in 1962, the experimental study of aesthetics was a field particularly associated with the name of C.W. Valentine, who in this book provided a critical review of research carried out since the end of the nineteenth century principally by British and American psychologists. The…

    Hardback – 2015-05-29
    Collected Works of C.W. Valentine

  • A Psychology of Early Sufi Samâ`

    Listening and Altered States

    By Kenneth S. Avery

    Avery explores the psychology of altered states among the early Sufis. It examines samâ` - listening to ritual recitation, music and certain other aural phenomena - and its effect in inducing unusual states of consciousness and behaviours. The focus is on the earliest personalities of the…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
    Routledge Sufi Series

  • Musical Creativity

    Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Irène Deliège, Geraint A. Wiggins

    This collection initiates a resolutely interdisciplinary research dynamic specifically concerning musical creativity. Creativity is one of the most challenging issues currently facing scientific psychology and its study has been relatively rare in the cognitive sciences, especially in…

    Paperback – 2013-11-21
    Psychology Press

  • The Sense of Hearing

    Second Edition

    By Christopher J. Plack

    The Sense of Hearing is a truly accessible introduction to auditory perception that is intended for students approaching the subject for the first time, and as a foundation for more advanced study. The second edition has been thoroughly revised throughout, and included new chapters on music,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-18
    Psychology Press

  • Psychology of Music

    From Sound to Significance

    By Siu-Lan Tan, Peter Pfordresher, Rom Harré

    Why are some disturbances of air molecules heard as 'noise' while others are perceived as music? What happens at the level of the sound wave, the ear, and the brain when we perform or listen to music? How do musical abilities emerge and develop, and become refined as one acquires musical expertise?…

    Paperback – 2013-01-15
    Psychology Press

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