An Old Melody in a New Song

Aesthetics and the Art of Psychology

  • Luca Tateo

Part of the Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences book series (THHSS)

About this book


This book explores the relationship between cultural psychology and aesthetics, by integrating the historical, theoretical and phenomenological perspectives. It offers a comprehensive discussion of the history of aesthetics and psychology from an international perspective, with contributions by leading researchers from Serbia, Austria, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, and Brazil.

The first section of the book aims at summarizing the debate of where the song comes from. It discusses undeveloped topics, methodological hints, and epistemological questions in the different areas of contemporary psychological sciences. The second section of the book presents concrete examples of case-studies and methodological issues (the new melodies in psychological research) to stimulate further explorations. The book aims to bring art back into psychology, to provide an understanding for the art of psychology.

An Old Melody in a New Song will be of interest to advanced students and researchers in the fields of educational and developmental psychology, cultural psychology, history of ideas, aesthetics, and art-based research.


Art of psychology History of Aesthetics History of Psychology History of Ideas History of Art Creativity Imagination Einfhulung (Empathy) Art-Based Psychology Art-Based Research Aesthetic Dimension of Human Experience Cultural Psychology Multimodality Enactivism Phenomenology Participatory Art Physiological Psychology Relationship Between Psychology and Aesthetics Meaning Making Semiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca Tateo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communication and Psychology, Centre for Cultural PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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