The Social Psychology of Music / Edition 1

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This book provides a comprehensive account of the social contexts in which people create, perform, perceive, understand, and react to music. It is the first attempt to define the field in 25 years. The book includes new areas where music now is recognized as having a significant impact, such as in health promotion, advertising, and education. Chapters are divided into six sections: individual differences, social groups and situations, social and cultural influences, developmental issues, musicianship, and applications. Several of these are groundbreaking reviews published for the first time. Written for psychologists and music educators, The Social Psychology of Music will also appeal to musicians, communications researchers, broadcasters, and music lovers.
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"A valuable and long overdue contribution to the field of the psychology of music, this volume brings together current thought in social psychology as it applies to the social and interpersonal context from which musical meaning is derived."--Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198523833
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/19/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.19 (w) x 6.13 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Leicester

University of Leicester

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Table of Contents

1. The Social Psychology of Music, David A. Hargreaves and Adrian C. North
PART I: Individual Differences
2. Individual Differences in Musical Behavior, Anthony E. Kemp
3. Gender and Music, Susan A. O'Neill
PART II: Social Groups and Situations
4. Music and Social Influences, W. Ray Crozier
5. Experimental Aesthetics and Everyday Music Listening, Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves
PART III: Social and Cultural Influences
6. Products, Persons, and Periods: Historiometric Analyese of Compositional Creativity, Dean Keith Simonton
7. The Roles of Music in Society: The Ethnomusicological, Andrew H. Gregory
8. Musical Tastes and Society, Philip A. Russell
PART IV: Developmental Issues
9. Musical Taste in Adolescence, Dolf Zillmann and Su-lin Gan
10. Environmental Factors in the Development of Musical Performance Skill over the Life Span, Jane W. Davidson, Michael J.A. Howe, and John A. Sloboda
PART V: Musicianship
11. The Social in Musical Performance, Jane W. Davidson
12. Performance Anxiety, Glenn D. Wilson
PART VI: Real World Applications
13. Clinical and Therapeutic Uses of Music, Leslie Bunt
14. Music and Consumer Behavior, Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves
15. The Social Psychology of Music Education, Bengt Olsson

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