Music, Thought, and Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music (2nd Edition) – eBook

eBook Details

  • Author: William Forde Thompson 
  • File Size: 11 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 401 Pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition
  • Publication Date: ‎ Feb. 28 2014
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: 0199947317
  • ISBN-10: 0199947317, 0197545157
  • ISBN-13: 9780199947317, 9780197545157


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William Forde Thompson

William Forde Thompson

Dr. William Forde Thompson is a psychology professor at Macquarie University, where he studies music, emotion, and performance. He was President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition from 2006 to 2008, Associate Editor of Music Perception, and Editor of Empirical Musicology.

Examining the intersection of music, neuroscience, and psychology Music, Thought, and Feeling, 2e (PDF) surveys the quickly growing field of music cognition and explores its most interesting questions. Supposing minimal background in music or psychology, the ebook begins with an overview of the major theories on how and when music became a prevalent aspect of human behavior. It also includes:

* How humans perceive music

* Links between music and emotion

* Potential cognitive benefits of musical engagement

* Psychological processes involved in imagining, composing, and performing music

* Modern neuroimaging techniques and what they tell us about music’s effect on the brain

Now in its 2nd edition, the ebook Music, Thought, and Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music includes enhanced coverage of music therapy, the latest theory and research, and enhanced pedagogy, including improved definitions of key terms and a reworked organization of topics. The additional open-access website ( includes audio samples created specifically for this text. Students: Visit the free companion website for this textbook at


This exploration of emotion and music is the most extensive I have ever read” — Barbara J. Crowe, Arizona State University

Music, Thought, and Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music 2e is easy to read. I like the “learning outcomes” at the starting of each chapter.” — Elizabeth W. Marvin, Eastman School of Music

An accessible, fascinating, and comprehensive examination of the rapidly expanding field of music psychology by a prominent researcher who has participated in its development for the past thirty years. From discussions that span the evolutionary basis of music, uses of music in therapy, examinations of musical disorders, and frank assessments of the potential benefits of music training for nonmusical skills such as reading and mathematics, Music, Thought, and Feeling 2nd edition is certain to inspire rekindled passion about this exciting field.” — Daniel Levitin, McGill University, author of This Is Your Brain on Music

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