The Psychology of Music in Multimedia by Siu-lan TanThe Psychology of Music in Multimedia by Siu-lan Tan

The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

EditorSiu-lan Tan, Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb

Paperback | July 27, 2013

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Since the birth of film-making, music has played a central role in conveying emotion, action, tension, and tragedy. More recently, with the enormous growth of the gaming industry and the internet, a whole new role for musical composition and performance has emerged. However the use of musicwithin multimedia presents a range of unique challenges.The Psychology of Music in Multimedia presents a wide range of scientific research on the psychological processes involved in the integration of sound and image when engaging with film, television, video, interactive games, and computer interfaces. Collectively, the rich chapters in this editedvolume represent a comprehensive treatment of the existing research on the multimedia experience, with the aim of disseminating the current knowledge base and inspiring future scholarship. The focus on empirical research and the strong psychological framework makes a unique and distinct contributionto the field. The international collection of contributors represents eight countries and a broad range of disciplines including psychology, musicology, neuroscience, media studies, film, and communications. Each chapter includes a comprehensive review of the topic and, where appropriate,identifies models that can be empirically tested. Part one presents contrasting theoretical approaches from cognitive psychology, philosophy, semiotics, communications, musicology, and neuroscience. Part two reviews research on the structural aspects of music and multimedia, while Part three focuses on research examining the influence of music onperceived meaning in the multimedia experience. Finally, Part four explores empirical findings in a variety of real-world applications of music in multimedia including entertainment and educational media for children, video and computer games, television and online advertising, auditory displays ofinformation, and the impact of surround sound. The closing chapter identifies emerging themes and points to the value of broadening the scope of research to encompass multisensory, multidisciplinary, and cross-cultural perspectives to advance our understanding of the role of music in multimedia.This is valuable book for those in the fields of music psychology and musicology, as well as film and media studies
Siu-Lan Tan is Associate Professor of Psychology at Kalamazoo College in Michigan USA. Born in Indonesia and raised in Hong Kong, she holds diplomas from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (England) and degrees in Music and Piano Pedagogy, and taught music in Hong Kong and California for many years before completing a P...
Title:The Psychology of Music in MultimediaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:July 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199608156

ISBN - 13:9780199608157


Table of Contents

Nicholas Cook: Foreword1. Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb, Siu-Lan Tan, and Roger A. Kendall: Introduction: The psychology of music in multimediaPart I. Models and Multidisciplinary Perspectives2. Annabel J. Cohen: Congruence-Association Model of music and multimedia: Origin and evolution3. Roger A. Kendall and Scott D. Lipscomb: Experimental semiotics applied to visual, sound, and musical structures4. Mark Shevy: Integrating media effects research and music psychology5. David Bashwiner: Musical analysis for multimedia: A view from music theory6. Lars Kuchinke, Hermann Kappelhoff, and Stefan Koelsch: Music and emotion in narrative films: A neuroscientific perspectivePart II. Cross-modal Relations in Multimedia7. Shin-ichiro Iwamiya: Perceived congruence between auditory and visual elements in multimedia8. Zohar Eitan: How pitch and loudness shape musical space and motion9. Scott D. Lipscomb: Cross-modal alignment of accent structures in multimediaPart III. Interpretation and Meaning10. Marilyn G. Boltz: Music videos and visual influences on music perception and appreciation: Should you want your MTV?11. Berthold Hoeckner and Howard C. Nusbaum: Music and memory in film and other multimedia: The Casablanca effectPart IV. Applications: Music and Sound in Multimedia12. Sandra L. Calvert: Children's media: The role of music and audio features13. Mark Grimshaw, Siu-Lan Tan, and Scott D. Lipscomb: Playing with sound: The role of music and sound effects in gaming14. Mark Shevy and Kineta Hung: Music in television advertising and other persuasive media15. Agnieszka Roginska: Auditory icons, earcons, and displays: Information and expression through sound16. Mark Kerins: Understanding the impact of surround sound in multimediaPart V. Future Research Directions17. Siu-Lan Tan, Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb, and Roger A. Kendall: Future research directions for music and sound in multimedia

Editorial Reviews

"The Psychology of Music in Multimedia presents a fascinating introduction to the many psychology-based approaches towards understanding our relationship to media. The authors tackle diverse areas relating to sound in TV, software, film and games to show the impact that sound and music has onmultimedia, suggesting that sound is an overlooked and influential force for emotional and engaging experiences. By juxtaposing chapters from different areas of media and psychological research, the editors draw parallels between different media forms that will enlighten and delight the reader, aswe find similarities and distinctions that help to elucidate the role that sound plays in our everyday lives. This book is sure to become essential reading to anyone working on media music." --Karen Collins, Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio at the University of Waterloo, Canada