Continuing our #VSI25 celebration of 26 years of the 'Very Short Introduction' series, for May we're introducing the art and science of music psychology and giving you free access to the first chapter of Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis's 'The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction'
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Discover how music can seem to be the human behavior that is least susceptible to explanation with the first chapter of 'The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction':
Music can seem to be the human behavior that is least susceptible to explanation, but a long history exists of applying various frameworks to try to understand it. The art of music psychology is to bring rigorous scientific methodologies to questions about the human musical capacity while applying sophisticated humanistic approaches to framing and interpreting the science...