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Professor David Hargreaves

Professor of Education

School of Education

About

David Hargreaves is Professor of Education and Froebel Research Fellow, and has previously held posts in the Schools of Psychology and Education at the Universities of Leicester, Durham and the Open University. He is also Visiting Professor of Research in Music Education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Visiting Professor at the Inter-University Institute of Macau, and Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He was Editor of Psychology of Music 1989-96, Chair of the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) 1994-6, and is currently on the editorial boards of 10 journals in psychology, music and education. In recent years he has spoken about his research at conferences and meetings in various countries on all 5 continents. He has been keynote speaker at the Annual Conference of the BPS, and gave a TEDX 2011 Warwick presentation (view here) on 'Musical Fingerprints'. See 'useful links' below for his Google Scholar citations profile

He has appeared on BBC TV and radio as a jazz pianist and composer, and is organist in his local village church circuit. In 2004 he was awarded an honorary D.Phil, Doctor Honoris Causa, by the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in recognition of his 'most important contribution towards the creation of a research department of music education' in the School of Music and Music Education in that University.

Research interests

His main research and teaching interests are in developmental and social psychology and arts education, particularly music. He has published research on cognitive and social development in children and adolescents; creativity and psychological testing; development of gender roles; childrens' drawing; experimental aesthetics; computers in music education; development of musical preference and style sensitivity; peer collaboration in musical composition: his books have been translated into 15 languages. Current projects include creativity, autonomy and well-being in early childhood; the assessment of musical identities; creativity, imagination and jazz improvisation; musical development. This research has been supported by bodies including ESRC (2 grants from Psychology and 2 from Education panel), the Leverhulme Trust, the Froebel Educational Institute, the Nuffield Foundation, the Leicester - Loughborough Universities joint research fund, PRS and PPL Ltd., the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Teacher Training Authority (TTA), and the British Academy.

David Hargreaves has supervised 40 MPhil/PhD students through to successful completion, and is currently supervising students.

Articles

Books

Articles

Teo, T., Hargreaves. D.J., & Lee, J. (2008). Musical preference, identification, and familiarity: A multicultural comparison of secondary students from Singapore and the United Kingdom. Journal of Research in Music Education, 56 (1), 18-32.

Koutsoupidou, T. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2009). An experimental study of the effects of improvisation on the development of creative thinking in music. Psychology of Music, 37, (3), 251-278.

North, A.C., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2009). The power of music. The Psychologist, 22(2), 1012-1014.

Hargreaves, D.J. (2011). Intercultural perspectives on formal and informal music learning. Dedica: Revista de Educação e Humanidades, 1, 53-66.

Hargreaves, D.J. & Aksentijevic, A. (2011). Commentary: Music, IQ, and the executive function. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 306–308.

Welch, G., Purves, R., Hargreaves, D. and Marshall, N. (2011) Early career challenges in secondary school music teaching, British Educational Research Journal, 37:2, 285-315

Hargreaves, D.J. (2012). Musical imagination: perception and production, beauty and creativity. Psychology of Music, 40 (5), 539 - 557.

Hargreaves, D.J. & MacDonald, R.A.R. (2012). Designing improvisation: Intercultural collaboration and musical imagination. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 45, 14-20.  

Krause, A.E. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2013). myTunes: Digital music library users and their self-images. Psychology of Music, 40 (3), 1-14.  DOI: 10.1177/0305735612440612.

Hargreaves, D.J., North, A.C. & Schubert, E. (2013). Peer commentary: ‘From Everyday Emotions to Aesthetic Emotions: Towards a Unified Theory of Musical Emotions’. by Patrik N. Juslin. Physics of Life Reviews, 10(3), 269-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2013.07.007.

Schubert, E., Hargreaves, D.J. & North, A.C. (2014). A dynamically minimalist cognitive explanation of musical preference: Is familiarity everything? Frontiers in Psychology: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, 5, 1-8.DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00038

Cárdenas Soler, R.N., Quiles, O.L. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2014). The training of music teachers in Colombia - A descriptive analysis. International Journal of Music Education. 0255761413515807, first published on January 7, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0255761413515807

Hargreaves, D.J., Robson, S., Greenfield, S. & Fumoto, H. (in press, 2014). Ownership and autonomy in early learning: The Froebel Research Fellowship project, 2002-15. Journal of Early Childhood Research.

Books

Hargreaves, D.J. & Colley, A.M. (Eds.)(1986). The psychology of sex roles. London: Harper & Row. pp. xiii + 323. Reprinted 1987: also published in 1987 by Hemisphere Press, New York, and in 1989 by Open University Press, Milton Keynes. Chinese translation (1990), Fu Jian Press, Peking.

Hargreaves, D.J. (1986). The developmental psychology of music. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. x + 260. Translated into Japanese (1993) by Taken Shuppan Ltd; into Spanish (1998, 2002) by Grao Ltd; into Greek (2004) by Fagotto Editions; and into Korean (2009) by Jae Yong Na (Kyohaksa).

Berryman, J.C., Hargreaves, D.J., Hollin, C.R. & Howells, K. (1987). Psychology and you: An informal introduction. London: Methuen and Leicester: BPS. pp. 272. Dutch translation (1990): Psychologie En mensenkennis, tr. J. Tils & M. te Wierik. Culemborg: Uitgeverij Lemma B.V. German translation (1991): Psychologie: Eine Einfuhrung. Bern: Hans Huber. Russian translation (1997): Royal Society/Strelets Publishers.

Hargreaves, D.J. (ed.)(1989). Children and the arts. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. pp. x + 164. Translated into Spanish (1991, 1997) by Ministerio de Educacion Y Ciencia and Ediciones Morata S.A.

Berryman, J.C., Hargreaves, D.J., Herbert, M. & Taylor, A. (1991). Developmental psychology and you. Leicester: BPS and London: Routledge. pp. 270. Spanish translation (1994): Psicologia del desarrollo. Santafé de Bogotá, Mexico: El Manual Moderno, pp.274.  Chinese translation (2000): Developmental psychology and you. Peking: Peking University Press. Pp. x + 313. Russian translation: Strelets Publishers. Dutch translation: Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Nieuwezijds. Spanish translation: Mexico: El Manual Moderno. German translation: Bern: Verlag Hans Huber. Polish translation: Gdańsk: Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne. Portuguese translation: Lisbon: Instituto Piaget.

Berryman, J.C., Hargreaves, D.J., Howells, K. & Ockleford, E. (1997). Psychology and you: An informal introduction (2nd edition). London: Methuen and Leicester: BPS. pp. xiii + 304.  Dutch translation (1998): Psychologie van alledag: Een informele inleiding. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Nieuwezijds. Pp. xii + 299. Australian edition (1997): Inside psychology: Understanding yourself. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin. Spanish translation (1999): La Psicologia y tu: Una introduccion informal. Barcelona & Buenos Aires: Ediciones Paidos Iberica. Pp.423.  Chinese translation (2000): Psychology and you. Peking: Peking University Press. Japanese translation (2002): Psychology and you. Tokyo: British Psychological Society and Japan UNI Agency, Inc. Pp.x + 316. Polish translation (2002): Psychologia moje hobby (okładka miękka). Gdańsk: Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne. Pp. 272. Greek translation: Athens: Ellinika Grammata Italian translation: Rome: Armando Editore 

Hargreaves, D.J. & North, A.C. (eds.)(1997). The social psychology of music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. xv + 319. Translated into Japanese (2004) by Tokai University Press.

Hargreaves, D.J. & North, A.C. (eds.)(2001). Musical development and learning: The international perspective. London & New York: Continuum. pp. xiv + 242. Russian translation (2009): Как уҹат музыке за руьєҗом. Moscow: Klassika-XXI. Pp. 206. 

MacDonald, R.A.R., Hargreaves, D.J. & Miell, D.E. (eds.)(2002). Musical identities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. x + 213. Japanese translation (2011) Kyoto: Kitaoji Shobo. Pp. iv + 299. 

Miell, D.E., MacDonald, R.A.R. & Hargreaves, D.J. (eds.)(2005). Musical communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. xvi + 433.Japanese translation, tr. Etsuko Hoshino (2012). Tokyo: Seishin Shobo Ltd.

Berryman, J.C., Ockleford, E., Howells, K., Hargreaves, D.J. & Wildbur, D. (2006). Psychology and you: An informal introduction (3rd edition). Oxford: BPS Blackwell. Polish translation (2008): Psychologia moje hobby: Wydanie drugie poprawione (tr. Ewa Zaremba-Poplawska & Piotr Bucki). Gdansk: Gdanskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne. Pp. 264. German translation (2009). Psychologie: Einblicke in ein faszinierendes Fachgebeit. Bern: Verlag Hans Huber.Chinese translation (2009). Beijing: People‘s Medical Publishing House. Pp.189.   

North, A.C. & Hargreaves, D.J.(2008). The social and applied psychology of music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Korean translation (2009): Seoul, Korea: Hakjisa Publishers.

Hargreaves, D.J., Miell, D.E., MacDonald, R.A.R. (eds.)(2012). Musical imaginations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fumoto, H., Robson, S., Greenfield, S. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2012). Creative thinking in young children. London: Sage.

Chapter: MacDonald, R.A.R., Hargreaves, D.J. & Miell, D.E. (2009). Musical identities. In S. Hallam, I. Cross & M.Thaut (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. Oxford: OUP, pp. 462-470.

Chapter: North, A. C. & Hargreaves, D. J. (2009) Music and consumer behaviour. In S. Hallam, I. Cross & M.Thaut (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. Oxford: OUP, pp. 481-490.

Chapter: Hargreaves. D.J. & North, A.C. (2010). Experimental aesthetics and liking for music. In P. N. Juslin and J. A. Sloboda (eds.), The Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications. Oxford: OUP, pp. 515-546.

Chapter: North, A. C. & Hargreaves, D. J. (2010). Music and marketing. In P. N. Juslin and J. A. Sloboda (eds.), The Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications. Oxford: OUP, pp. 909-930.

Chapter: Hargreaves, D.J. (2011). Bengt Olsson: Pioneer in the development of music education research in Scandinavia. In M. Lindgren, A. Frisk, I. Henningsson, & J. Öberg (eds.), Musik och Kunskapsbildning: En festskrift till Bengt Olsson. Göteborg, Sweden:University of Gothenburg Press, pp. 81-88.

Chapter: Hargreaves, D.J. (2011). Creativity, musical identity, and well-being in children, in Ruismäki, H. & Ruokonen, I. Well-being and the Arts: 2nd International Journal of Intercultural Arts Education Conference: Post-Conference Book. Helsinki: Yliopistopaino.

Chapter: North, A.C. & Hargreaves. D.J. (2012). Pop music subcultures and well-being. In R.A.R. MacDonald, G. Kreutz, and L.B. Mitchell (eds.) Music, health, and well-being. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chapter: Hargreaves, D.J., MacDonald, R.A.R., & Miell, D.E (2012). Musical identities mediate musical development. In G. McPherson and G. Welch (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Oxford: Oxford UP.

Chapter: Hargreaves. D.J., Hargreaves, J.J. & North, A.C. (2012). Imagination and creativity in music listening. In D.J. Hargreaves, D.E Miell & R.A.R. MacDonald, R.A.R. (eds.) Musical imaginations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chapter: Hargreaves, D.J., MacDonald, R.A.R., & Miell, D.E (2012) Explaining musical imaginations: Creativity, performance and perception. In D.J. Hargreaves, D.E Miell & R.A.R. MacDonald, R.A.R. (eds.) Musical imaginations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chapter: North, A.C. & Hargreaves. D.J. (2012).  Pop music subcultures and well-being. In R.A.R. MacDonald, G. Kreutz, and L.B. Mitchell (eds.) Music, health, and well-being. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 502-512.

Chapter: Hargreaves, D.J., MacDonald, R.A.R., & Miell, D.E (2012). Musical identities mediate musical development. In G. McPherson and G. Welch (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Oxford: Oxford UP, pp. 125-142.

Chapter: Hargreaves, D.J. (2013). Lifestyle, social identity and music learning, in Kulturelle Identität und soziale Distinktion: Herausforderungen für Konzepte musikalischer Bildung (Cultural identity and social distinction in music education), eds. S. Gies & F, Hess. Innsbruck, Austria: Helbling Verlag, pp. 73-83. ISBN 978-3-99035-087-4.

Chapter: Hargreaves, D.J., North, A.C. & Tarrant, M. (in press, 2014). How and why do musical preferences change in childhood and adolescence? In G.E. McPherson (ed.), The child as musician: Musical development from conception to adolescence. Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chapter: MacDonald, R.A.R., Hargreaves, D.J., & Miell, D.E. (in press, 2014). Musical identities, in Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An encyclopaedia, eds. W. Thompson & J. G. Golson. New York: Sage Reference.

Chapter: North, A. C., Hargreaves, D. J., & Krause, A.E. (in press, 2014).  Music and consumer behaviour. In S. Hallam, I. Cross & M.Thaut (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology: Second Edition. Oxford: OUP

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