Theoretical contributions to understanding music performance anxiety

Dianna T. Kenny

in The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199586141
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731129 | DOI:
Theoretical contributions to understanding music performance anxiety

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This chapter explores the range of theoretical approaches that have been established in other areas of psychological functioning and which may have something to offer to advance our understanding of music performance anxiety and its treatment. These include psychoanalytic/psychodynamic theories, attachment and relational theories of anxiety, behavioural theories, cognitive theories, emotion-based theories, psychophysiological and neurochemical theories, theories of performance, and theories of music performance anxiety.

Keywords: psychoanalytic theories; behavioural theories; cognitive theories; emotion-based theories; psychophysiological theories; neurochemical theories; theories of performance

Chapter.  27332 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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