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Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

David Hargreaves, Dorothy Miell, and Raymond MacDonald


Musical imagination and creativity are amongst the most abstract and complex aspects of musical behaviour, though, until recently, they have been difficult to subject to empirical enquiry. However, music psychology and some allied disciplines have now developed, both theoretically and methodologically, to the point where some of these topics are now firmly within our grasp. The study of creativity and imagination is growing rapidly in disciplines including psychology, sociology, neuroscience, and education. The inter- and multidisciplinary study of music, and developments in music psychology i ... More

Keywords: musical imagination, creativity, musical behaviour, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, education, study of music, performance, perception

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199568086
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Hargreaves, editor
Professor of Education, Roehampton University, UK

Dorothy Miell, editor
Professor of Social Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh, UK

Raymond MacDonald, editor
Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation, School of Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

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Chapter 1 Explaining musical imaginations: Creativity, performance, and perception

David J. Hargreaves, Raymond MacDonald, and Dorothy Miell

Part 1 Perspectives from musicology, sociology, and ethnomusicology

Part 2 Perspectives from cognitive, social, and developmental psychology

Chapter 10 Imagination and creativity in music listening

David J. Hargreaves, Jonathan James Hargreaves, and Adrian C. North

Part 3 Perspectives from socio-cultural psychology

Chapter 16 Improvisation as a creative process within contemporary music

Raymond MacDonald, Graeme Wilson, and Dorothy Miell

Part 4 Perspectives from neuroscience

Chapter 20 Shared affective motion experience (SAME) and creative, interactive music therapy

Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, Vanya Green Assuied, and Katie Overy

Part 5 Perspectives from education, psychiatry, and therapy

Chapter 25 Music, music therapy, and schizophrenia

Denise Grocke and David J. Castle

Chapter 26 Creativity in improvisational, psychodynamic music therapy

Jaakko Erkkilä, Esa Ala-Ruona, Marko Punkanen, and Jörg Fachner

Part 6 Afterword