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Subject Guides
Psychology of Music

Music Collection
Daniel A. Reed Library

State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3117

Subject Guide: Psychology of Music

Introductory Source

Article 'Psychology of Music' (from Oxford Music Online)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)
These are specific subject headings to use when searching the library's online catalog for books. 

Cognition Music therapy
Perception Musical ability -- Testing
Music -- Psychology Symbolism in music

Call Numbers (Library of Congress)

You can browse these general call numbers in the stacks, or on the online catalog with the browse search:

ML 3830 General works
ML 3832 Rhythm
ML 3834 Melody
ML 3836 Harmony
ML 3838 Other
ML 3840 Color and music

Print Journals

Psychomusicology Bulletin

Council for Research in Music Education

 Journal of Music Therapy

Journal of Research in Music Education

The Arts in Psychotherapy

Update: Applications of Research in Music Education

Web E-Journals

Psycoloquy: An International Refereed Journal sponsored by the APA --

Electronic Indexes and Abstracts

The Music Index Online

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

ERIC Database

ERIC Documents

PsycInfo (via EBSCOHost)

PsycArticles (via EBSCOHost)

Print Reference Sources

Bruno, Frank Joe. Dictionary of Key Words in Psychology. London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1986.
REFERENCE BF 31 .B78 1986

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR. 4th ed., text revision. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, c2000.
Permanent Reserve (Main Circulation Desk) RC455.2 .C4 D536 2000

DSM-IV Guidebook. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1995.
Permanent Reserve (Main Circulation Desk) RC 455 .2 C4 F69 1995

Encyclopedia of Psychology. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, 1994. [4 volumes]
REFERENCE BF 31 E52 1994

Selected Books

Campbell, Don G. Introduction to the Musical Brain 2nd ed. Saint Louis: MMB Music, 1992.

Cook, Nicholas. Music, Imagination and Culture. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990.

Davies, Stephen. Musical Meaning and Expression. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1994,

Dowling, W. Jay. Music Cognition. Orlando : Academic Press, 1986.

Handel, Stephen. Listening: An Introduction to the Perception of Auditory Events. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993.

Hargreaves, David J. The developmental psychology of music. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
ML 3830 .H23 1986

Lee, Mathew H. M. Rehabilitation, Music and Human Well-Being. St. Louis, Missouri: MMB Music, 1989.
ML 3920 L44 R34

Music and Child Development: The Biology of Music Making: Proceedings of the 1987 Denver Conference. St. Louis, Mo.: MMB Music, 1990.
ML 3820 M87 1990

Music and the Cognitive Sciences, 1990. Switzerland: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1993.

Music, Mind and Structure. Switzerland: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1989.

Selected Internet Resources

NICI - Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and Information (Research in the computational modeling of temporal structure in musical knowledge and music cognition)

SEMPRE - Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (formerly SRPMME - Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education)

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