Music Consumption as a Therapeutic Process: Subcultures at the Convergence of Affective, Cognitive, and Conative Conditions
Youngstown State University
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Emre Ulusoy
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, United States
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Received Date: October 23, 2015 Accepted Date: October 27, 2015 Published Date: October 30, 2015
Citation: Ulusoy E (2015) Music Consumption as a Therapeutic Process: Subcultures at the Convergence of Affective, Cognitive, and Conative Conditions. J Biomusic Eng 3:109. doi:10.4172/2090-2719.1000109
Copyright: © 2015 Ulusoy E. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This opinion article aims to highlight the critical role music consumption may play both at the individual and subcultural level simultaneously: it provides a means through which consumers enter into a therapeutic process that may culminate into the convergence of cognitive, affective, and conative conditions. Contrary to prior studies that concentrate on such conditions, largely in a mutually exclusive manner, this article aims to pave the way for a more holistic picture that may help us have a complex comprehension of the multifaceted music consumption phenomenon.