The Psychology of Art is published by Routledge as part of their Psychology of Everything series. You can buy a copy in bookstores such as Waterstones, or from online sellers such as Amazon.
The book presents a short, accessible introduction to the myriad ways in which psychology can help us understand and appreciate art. It explores how we perceive everything from colour to contour, and examines art-making as a form of human behaviour that stretches back throughout history as a source of inspiration, pleasure and conversation. It also considers how factors such as fakery, reproduction technology and sexism impact on our judgements about art.
Follow the links below to access the further reading materials recommended for each chapter, as well as new material added since publication.