- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: March 2015
- Print publication year: 2014
- Online ISBN: 9781139207058
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139207058
The psychology of aesthetics and the arts is dedicated to the study of our experiences of the visual arts, music, literature, film, performances, architecture and design; our experiences of beauty and ugliness; our preferences and dislikes; and our everyday perceptions of things in our world. The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Aesthetics and the Arts is a foundational volume presenting an overview of the key concepts and theories of the discipline where readers can learn about the questions that are being asked and become acquainted with the perspectives and methodologies used to address them. The psychology of aesthetics and the arts is one of the oldest areas of psychology but it is also one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas. This is a comprehensive and authoritative handbook featuring essays from some of the most respected scholars in the field.
Paul M. Camic - Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent
Jonathan Plucker - Raymond Neag Professor of Education, University of Connecticut
Kathryn Potts - Helena Rubinstein Chair of Education, Whitney Museum of American Art
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