Articles about Music Psychology

The Challenges of Imitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with Implications for General Music Education
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 13-20

With emphasis on inclusive education, many music teachers interact with children on the autism spectrum within regular classroom settings. Many of these teachers rely on rote learning to teach a variety of musical skills. This creates difficulties for children on ...

What a crescendo--not to be missed: Loudness on the musical stage
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 7-18

Recent research suggests that loudness, as an isolated aural quality, has an enormous ability to affect a listener's emotional response to a musical performance--but loudness is far more complex than simply cranking the volume up or down. This article traces ...

Older people's motivations for participating in community singing in Australia
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 191-206

The aim of this project was to investigate the motivations of older people who regularly attend community singing groups in Australia. Four focus group interviews were conducted with 64 participants belonging to three community singing groups. Participants explained their motivation ...

Are we evil? Yes we are--but at least not crazy! How to test implicit associations of fans and non-fans with metal music
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 69-86

Studies from social and media psychology on the impact of heavy metal music are mostly concerned with negative effects while the main reason to listen to any kind of music has not been taken into account: positive expectations. Besides, many ...

The Glorious World of Choir
Choral Journal (2016) Vol. 56, No. 7, pp. 79-83


'Power has a penis': Cost reduction, social exchange and sexism in metal--reviewing the work of Sonia Vasan
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 263-272

In this short article I review Sonia Vasan's contribution to understandings of women's negotiations of sexism within death metal. Women's experiences and identities as metal fans has been a growing area of interest amongst metal scholars, and Vasan's work makes ...