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2018-19 Module Reading List

Introduction to the Psychology of Music, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Emily Payne
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The following is an indicative reading list for the Music Psychology unit. This list is intended as a guide only, and should not prevent you from using your common sense and doing your own research on the topics covered in lectures and seminars. Also note that there are a large number of students on this module, and therefore certain books may be unavailable when you look for them. If this happens it is worth searching the library catalogue for older editions of the same publications; if you can't find the 4th edition, there may well be a copy of the 3rd that would be very similar for example. Many of the texts are also available to purchase from the University book shop. 

Burnard, P. (2012). Musical creativities in practice. Oxford: OUP. 

Clarke, E. F., Dibben, N. & Pitts, S. (2010). Music and mind in everyday life. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Cook, P. (1999). Music, Cognition and Computerized Sound. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. 

Deliege, I. & Sloboda, J. A. (1996). Musical beginnings : origins and development of musical competence. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Deliege, I. & Davidson, J. (2011). Music and the mind : essays in honour of John Sloboda. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Deutsch, D. (2013). (Ed.) The psychology of music 3rd Edition . San Diego: Academic Press.

Dowling, J. & Harwood, D. (1986) Music Cognition. Orlando: Academic Press 

Hallam, S., Cross, I & Thaut, M. (2009). The Oxford handbook of music psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Hargreaves, D. J. & Lamont, A. (2017) The psychology of musical development ISBN: 9781107686397 paperback; 1107686393 paperback; 9781107052963 hardback alkaline paper; 1107052963 hardback alkaline paperCambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hargreaves, D. J., Miell, D. & MacDonald, R. A. R. (2011). Musical imaginations : multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Herbert, R. (2011). Everyday music listening : absorption, dissociation and trancing Farnham, Ashgate 

Howard, D. & Angus, J. (2006). Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (3 rd Ed). Oxford: Focal Press. 

Lehmann, A. C., Sloboda, J. A. & Woody, R. H. (2007). Psychology for musicians : understanding and acquiring the skills. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

MacDonald, R., Hargreaves, D. J., Miell, D. (Eds.) (2017). Handbook of musical identities ISBN: 0199679487 hardback; 9780199679485 hardback. New York: Oxford University Press.

McPherson, G.E., Davidson, J.W., & Faulkner, R. (2012). Music in our lives : rethinking musical ability, development and identity. Oxford: OUP. 

McPherson, G. E. (2006)(Ed.) The child as musician : a handbook of musical development. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Moore, B. (2008). An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing (5 th Ed.) London: Academic Press. 

North, A. C. & Hargreaves, D. J. (2008). The social and applied psychology of music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Roederer, J. (2008) The Physics and Psychophysics of Music: An Introduction (4 th Ed.). New York: Springer. 

Rossing, T., Moore, R. & Wheeler, P. A (2002). The Science of Sound (3 rd Ed.) . San Francisco: Addison-Wesley. 

Sloboda, J. (1985). The Musical Mind : The Cognitive Psychology of Music. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 

Sloboda, J. (2005). Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, Emotion, Ability, Function. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

This list was last updated on 19/09/2018