Edition 12

Pam Heaton on what the understanding of emotion in music amongst those with autism could tell us about its functions and role in genera

Theoretical accounts have often assumed that emotion recognition abilities in music are the same as those in understanding social-emotional cues, for example in faces and voices. Individuals with...

Susan Hallam on the nature and importance of musical ability

Music psychology has a long history dating back to the end of the 19th century. It is a distinctive strand of psychology that has grown in strength over the years with researchers in the UK...

Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves introduce the special issue with a look at how music psychology is changing in the digital era

The digital revolution has led to music being increasingly integrated into the stream of daily life. This in turn has led to researchers showing greater interest in the effects of music on a wide...

child welfare and immigration control; placement courses; reviewing primary education; debt and mental health; retirement; immersive VR; and more

positive psychology; academia and applied; Strictly Come Dancing; pre-tertiary psychology education; scaring small children; and more

Ian Florance talks to Charlie Alcock about psychology in the community with hard-to-reach groups

Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation - including extra online-only questions and answers

Dean Keith Simonton examines biographical influences on composition and eminence

President’s column; research excellence framework; effort in testing; and more

change management; the dopaminergic mind; others in mind; masculinities; and what your stuff says about you