Show Summary Details

p. 957. The appetite for musiclocked

  • Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

Abstract

Music can seem captivating and integral to our lives, yet these affective dimensions are precisely the ones for which understanding remains most elusive. It is relatively straightforward to study something like musical memory by manipulating excerpts in various situations and seeing whether people remember them; however, studying the way music moves us requires deeper thought. It also represents a unique opportunity for the psychology of music. “The appetite for music” considers emotional responses to music. How does sound so easily take on such powerful associations with the life circumstances in which it was encountered? Aesthetic responses to music, musical preferences, and the motivations behind people’s interest in music are also discussed.

Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.