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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Psychology of Music

MUS- L 418 / 3 Cr.

Introduces and examines the psychoacoustical basis of musical sound; the perception of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form; the acquisition of music; affective responses to music; musical preference and ability; the neurophysiology of music; functional music; and how music affects health and well-being.
Textbooks

Thompson, W. F. (2015). Music, thought, and feeling: Understanding the psychology of music, (2nd ed.) New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-994731-7 Be certain to purchase the 2nd edition