Beyond music psychology

Adam Ockelford

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298457
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Beyond music psychology

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This article argues that music psychology overlaps with a number of other disciplines, including music education, therapy, ethnomusicology, and music theory and analysis. There are tensions in each case, but benefits too for those who are prepared to explore with an open mind. Ultimately, however, music psychology cannot be extended beyond the boundaries of its epistemological box, always granted that the sides are flexible and subject to change: indeed, such movement is likely to come about through the influence of adjacent disciplines.

Keywords: music psychology; music education; music therapy; ethnomusicology; music theory

Article.  7195 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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