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Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications [Kindle Edition]

Patrik N. Juslin , John Sloboda
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Book Description

Music's ability to express and arouse emotions is a mystery that has fascinated both experts and laymen at least since ancient Greece. The predecessor to this book 'Music and Emotion' (OUP, 2001) was critically and commercially successful and stimulated much further work in this area. In the years since publication of that book, empirical research in this area has blossomed, and the successor to 'Music and Emotion' reflects the considerable activity in this area.
The Handbook of Music and Emotion offers an 'up-to-date' account of this vibrant domain. It provides comprehensive coverage of the many approaches that may be said to define the field of music and emotion, in all its breadth and depth.
The first section offers multi-disciplinary perspectives on musical emotions from philosophy, musicology, psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, and sociology. The second section features methodologically-oriented chapters on the measurement of emotions via different channels (e.g., self report, psychophysiology, neuroimaging). Sections three and four address how emotion enters into different aspects of musical behavior, both the making of music and its consumption. Section five covers
developmental, personality, and social factors. Section six describes the most important applications involving the relationship between music and emotion. In a final commentary, the editors comment on the history of the field, summarize the current state of affairs, as well as propose future directions for
the field.
The only book of its kind, The Handbook of Music and Emotion will fascinate music psychologists, musicologists, music educators, philosophers, and others with an interest in music and emotion (e.g., in marketing, health, engineering, film, and the game industry). It will be a valuable resource for established researchers in the field, a developmental aid for early-career researchers and postgraduate research students, and a compendium to assist students at various levels. In addition, as with
its predecessor, it will also attract interest from practising musicians and lay readers fascinated by music and emotion.

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Handbook of Music and Emotion, by Patrik N. Juslin and John A. Sloboda, is an excellent book. It is comprehensive and up-to-date, well organized, well written, and stimulating. (Music Perception)

About the Author

Patrik N. Juslin is associate professor of Psychology at Uppsala University, Sweden, where he teaches courses on music, emotion, perception, and research methodology. He completed his PhD in 1998 and became associate professor in 2004. Juslin has published numerous articles in the areas of expression in music performance, emotional responses to music, music education, and emotion in speech. In 2001, he edited the volume Music and Emotion: Theory and Research together with John Sloboda. Juslin is associate editor of the journals Music Perception and Musicae Scientiae. He is a member of the International Society for Research on Emotions and received ESCOM's 'Young Researcher Award' in 1996. Alongside his work as a researcher, he has also worked professionally as a guitar player.

John Sloboda is Emeritus Professor at Keele, and honorary Professor of Music at Royal Holloway University, London. He has been a member of the School of Psychology at Keele since 1974 and was Director of its Unit for the Study of Musical Skill and Development founded in 1991. John Sloboda is internationally known for his work on the psychology of music. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and has been President of both the Psychology and General Sections of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as President of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, where he serves on the editorial board of it's journal Musicae Scientiae. He was recipient of the 1998 British Psychological Society's Presidents Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge, and in 2004 was elected to Fellowship of the British Academy. He is author of over 150 publications in the field of music psychology.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5783 KB
  • Print Length: 992 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Reprint edition (17 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00634NZM2
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4.0 out of 5 stars An extensive overview of Music and Emotion 8 Mar. 2013
By dw57
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(Still reading this book after an initial "skimming"). I am reading this book as a musician (and honours graduate) with an interest in the subject of music and emotion. It covers all aspects of theory, research and application in an intellectual manner at a level you would expect from Oxford University Press, which consequently can be demanding to read and difficult to understand at times. Too much time is spent on justification for my liking, especially on the various methods of measurement and self report. Maybe that's because this aspect of the studies is not of great interest to me? Overall it's a very interesting book with a vast number of contributors who are all experts in their own right. Between them, they provide a comprehensive coverage of a broad ranging subject. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject. I will use the information provided in this book to further my reading in more specific areas of the subject as I continue to study the effects of music on the player and the listener.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive but not light. 9 Feb. 2015
By Meadhbh
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This is perfect for my studies. Very comprehensive and full of external references.
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