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Sloboda, John A.

Works: 55 works in 384 publications in 7 languages and 9,406 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: ML3830, 781.11
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Most widely held works about John A Sloboda
Most widely held works by John A Sloboda
The musical mind : the cognitive psychology of music by John A Sloboda( Book )

84 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comprehensive survey of the experimental literature on the cognitive psychology of music, Professor Sloboda, a psychologist and practicing musician, and "understanding" music and shows how such skills are acquired. "A break-through ... brings together recent work in a way that demonstrates its significance for musicians, whilst in no way compromising the psychological theory on which it is based. The clarity of Sloboda's writing and his numerous suggestions for further research will make his book essential reading for anyone, student or researcher, interested in how minds and music interact."
Musical perceptions by R AIELLO( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the perception and cognition of music has been designed for both psychology and music students. The chapters are prefaced by editorial comments that give readers a background to the research discussed by the contributors
Generative processes in music : the psychology of performance, improvisation, and composition( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book looks at the generation of expression in musical performance, the problems of synchrony in ensemble performance, the development of children's song, rehearsal strategies of pianists, improvisational skill in trained and untrained musicians, children's spontaneous notations for music, formal constraints on compositional systems, and compositional strategies of music students."--Jacket
Handbook of music and emotion : theory, research, applications by Patrik N Juslin( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides comprehensive coverage of the field, in all its breadth and depth. As well as summarizing what is currently known about music and emotion, it will also stimulate further research in promising directions that have been little studied
Music and emotion : theory and research by Patrik N Juslin( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...The first book in over 40 years to tackle the complex and powerful relationship between music and emotion. The book brings together leading researchers in both areas to present the first integrative review of this powerful relationship. This is a book long overdue, and one that will fascinate psychologists, musicologists, music educators, and philosophers."--Publisher's description
Exploring the musical mind : cognition, emotion, ability, function by John A Sloboda( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book brings together 24 selected essays and reviews written by an internationally acclaimed authority on music and the mind. Chapters are grouped into four main areas of study: cognitive processes (including music reading, memory, and performance); emotion and motivation; talent and skill development; and music in the real world (including functions of music in everyday life and culture). The book ends with a newly written chapter on music psychology and social benefits. The book brings together a range of influential writings to provide a compendious overview of a subject that has come to maturity during the author's career, a career that has significantly contributed to the development of the field."--Jacket
Musical beginnings : origins and development of musical competence by Irène Deliège( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From where, and by what mechanisms, does an individual's musical ability originate? Seeking an answer to this question, this study reviews such central issues as prenatal auditory experience and the developmental progress of a child's changing environment
Psychology for musicians : understanding and acquiring the skills by Andreas C Lehmann( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Psychology for Musicians examines the processes that underlie the acquisition of musical skills, Lehmann, Sloboda, and Woody provide a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians. The authors explore common traits between skilled activities in nonmusical domains and particular musical behaviors such as sight-reading, improvisation, performing from memory, and composing. With these comparisons in mind, they examine how the skills needed to teach, perform, and even listen to music are acquired and honed over time. Importantly, they take a cross-cultural perspective, considering the "conservatory culture" of formally trained musicians alongside non-Western societies, past periods of history, and contemporary vernacular music cultures."--Jacket
Cognitive processes in mathematics by Cognitive processes in mathematics( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference held at the University of Keele in the spring of 1985
Perception and cognition of music( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and French and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text comprises of papers relating to music and mind. It presents a range of approaches from the psychological through the computational, to the musicological
Cognition and social worlds by Cognition and social worlds( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acquisition of symbolic skills by Don Rogers( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a selection of papers from a conference which took place at the University of Keele in July 1982. The conference was an extraordinarily enjoyable one, and we would like to take this opportunity of thanking all participants for helping to make it so. The conference was intended to allow scholars working on different aspects of symbolic behaviour to compare findings, to look for common ground, and to identify differences between the various areas. We hope that it was successful in these aims: the assiduous reader may judge for himself. Several themes emerged during the course of the conference. Some of these were: 1. There is a distinction to be made between those symbol systems which attempt, more or less directly, to represent a state of affairs in the world (e. g. language, drawing, map and navigational skill) and those in which the representational function is complemented, if not overshadowed, by properties of the symbol system itself, and the systematic inter-relations that symbols can have to one another (e. g. music, mathematics). The distinction is not absolute, for the nature of all symbolic skills is, in part, a function of the structure of the symbolic system employed. Nonetheless, this distinction helps us to understand some common acquisition difficulties, such as that experienced in mathematics, where mental manipulation of symbols can go awry if a child assumes too close a correspondence between mathematical symbols and the world they represent. 2
Music and the mind : essays in honour of John Sloboda by Irène Deliège( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Musical Mind, published in 1985, was written by the relatively unknown John Sloboda. It made ground-breaking inroads in raising crucial questions relating to music's status as a form of human expression and has become the seminal text in the field of music psychology. The scope of that book was impressive: from music perception to production, embracing topics as diverse as music's origin and the circumstances that encourage its skill acquisition. Musical structure, grouping, and perceptual processing, including memory, were key areas where John Sloboda had made early empirical investigations. Discussion of emotional responses and creative processes were far more inductively written, based on his own personal experiences. The Musical Mind laid a research agenda in asking those crucial 'how' and 'why' questions that have since occupied a growing body of researchers from all over the world. Following a quarter of a century after that seminal work, Music and the Mind celebrates the life and work of John Sloboda whilst taking stock of where the field of music psychology stands 25 years after The Musical Mind first appeared. It reviews key areas of current research in the field, written by world-leading authors, each making a significant and original academic contribution. Offering a timely review of the field of music psychology in the 21st Century, the contributors to Music and the Mind also reflect on how the field has been significantly stimulated by the influential work of John Sloboda. This book is fascinating reading for students and researchers in music psychology and musicology, as well as music professionals [Publisher description]
Beyond terror : the truth about the real threats to our world by Chris Abbott( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatterne mener, at klimaforandringer, konkurrence om naturens ressourcer, marginalisering af flertallet af mennesker i verden og global militarisering er meget større trusler mod verden end terrorisme
Naissance et développement du sens musical by Irène Deliège( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het kleine boek over de grote bedreigingen voor onze wereld! by Chris Abbott( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bespreking van wereldproblemen zoals klimaatverandering, strijd om de schaarse hulpbronnen, het buitenspel zetten van de ontwikkelingslanden en wereldwijde militarisering waardoor de wereldvrede bedreigd wordt
Más allá del terror las verdaderas amenazas que acechan al mundo by Chris Abbott( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cognitive psychology of music by John A Sloboda( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins and development of musical competence( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global responses to global threats : sustainable security for the 21st century by Chris Abbott( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major report was the result of an 18-month long research project examining the various threats to global security, and sustainable responses to those threats. Current security policies assume international terrorism to be the greatest threat to global security, and attempt to maintain the status quo and control insecurity through the projection of military force. The authors argue that the failure of this approach has been clearly demonstrated during the last five years of the 'war on terror' and it is distracting governments from the real threats that humanity faces. Unless urgent action is taken within the next five to ten years, it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to avoid a highly unstable global system by the middle years of the century."--Publisher's Web site
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The musical mind : the cognitive psychology of musicThe cognitive psychology of music
Alternative Names
John Sloboda British psychologist

John Sloboda Brits psycholoog

John Sloboda psicologo britannico

Sloboda, John.

Sloboda, John 1950-

Sloboda, John A.

슬로보다, 존 A

スロボダ, J. A

English (294)

French (13)

Italian (10)

Spanish (4)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Musical perceptionsGenerative processes in music : the psychology of performance, improvisation, and compositionHandbook of music and emotion : theory, research, applicationsMusic and emotion : theory and researchExploring the musical mind : cognition, emotion, ability, functionMusical beginnings : origins and development of musical competencePsychology for musicians : understanding and acquiring the skillsPerception and cognition of music