Professor pioneers research on psychology of music
Mary Shevy is an associate professor of mass communication and media production. He authored one chapter and co-authored another in a groundbreaking book on the psychology of music in movies, television and video games. Shevy is part of an international group of scholars selected to contribute toThe Psychology of Music in Multimedia, published by Oxford University Press this summer.
“The book is the first text dedicated to the study of music in audio-visual media from an empirical, psychology-based approach,” said Shevy. “The book editors wanted to know how music helps
create the perceptions, thoughts and feelings we experience in activities such as watching a movie
or playing a video game.”