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The Social and Applied Psychology of Music

Adrian North and David Hargreaves


Music is universal. As a successor to the book The Social Psychology of Music, this book aims to provide social psychological answers to the numerous questions concerning music. Given the prominence music plays in our lives, it is still however imperilled by modern culture. Forewarning an imminent danger to music, it was warned in the previous book that the digital revolution would pave the way for legal and illegal online music stores and computer applications that would completely change the way people accessed music. With its ubiquity, music has been downgraded as insignificant or ‘cheap’. ... More

Keywords: music, social and applied psychology, modern culture, digital revolution, retailers' profits, subculture, suicide, human spirit, modern-day pressures, neo-conservative protesters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198567424
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian North, author
Professor of Psychology, School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

David Hargreaves, author
Professor of Education, Roehampton University, London, UK