Where now?

Susan Hallam

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

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

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Where now?

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This article draws together the emerging themes from across all sections of the book. The first theme concerns the power of music, the second the way that modern technology has enhanced music's influence through increasing access and enabling individuals to listen to the music of their choice at any time or place. Subsequent themes relate to our understanding of basic perceptual and cognitive processes, and music as language, communication, and interaction. A key issue is the need to take greater account of culture and context, with more research being undertaken in non-Western cultures. The article concludes with a consideration of methodological advances and the need for those from different disciplines with an interest in music psychology to work more closely together.

Keywords: music psychology; cognitive process; perception; language; communication

Article.  4170 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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