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Articles, research, and media from Costas I. Karageorghis


Applying Music in Exercise and Sport

Costas I. Karageorghis, PhD, CPsychol, CSci, FBASES, AFBPsS

©2017 • Paperback • 264 pp

Print: ISBN 978-1-4925-1381-0

E-book: ISBN 978-1-4925-3069-5


Inside Sport Psychology

Costas I. Karageorghis and Peter C. Terry

©2011 • Paperback • 248 pp

Print: ISBN 978-0-7360-3329-9 

E-book: ISBN 978-0-7360-9946-2


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36C - Interview with Costas Karageorghis, Brunel, Applying Music in Sport [Audio blog post]. (2016, September).



Jones, L., Karageorghis, C. I., Lane, A. M., & Bishop, D. T. (2015). The influence of motivation and attentional style on affective, cognitive, and behavioral outcomes of an exercise class. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/sms.12577


Loizou, G., & Karageorghis, C. I. (2015). Construction and validation of the Circumplex Model of Affect with English and Greek Athletic Samples. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2015.1039693 


Hutchinson, J. C., Karageorghis, C. I., & Jones, L. (2015). See hear: Psychological effects of music-video in exercise. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49, 199–211. doi:10.1007/s12160-014-9647-2 


Loizou, G., & Karageorghis, C. I. (2015). Effects of psychological priming, video, and music on anaerobic exercise performance. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/sms.12391 


Bishop, D. T., Wright, M. J., & Karageorghis, C. I. (2014). Tempo and intensity of pre-task music modulate neural activity during reactive task performance. Psychology of Music, 42, 714–727. doi:10.1177/0305735613490595 


Karageorghis, C. I. (2014). Run to the Beat: Sport and music for the masses. Sport in Society, 16, 443–447. doi:10.1080/17430437.2013.796619 [Invited paper for sport and music special issue] 


Jones, L., Karageorghis, C. I., & Ekkekakis, P. (2014). Can high-intensity exercise be more pleasant? Attentional dissociation using music and video. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36, 528–541. doi:10.1123/jsep.2014-0251


Karageorghis, C. I., & Jones, L. (2014). On the stability and relevance of the exercise heart rate—music-tempo preference relationship. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 299–310. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.08.004 


Digelidis, N. M., Karageorghis, C. I., Papapavlou, A. J., & Papaioannou, A. G. (2014). Effects of asynchronous music on pupils' motivation and lesson satisfaction at the situational level. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 33, 326–341. doi:10.1123/jtpe.2013-0120 


Loizou, G., Karageorghis, C. I., & Bishop, D. T. (2014). Interactive effects of video, priming and music on emotions and the needs underlying intrinsic motivation. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 611–619. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.06.009 


Sanchez, X., Moss, S. L., Twist, C., & Karageorghis, C. I. (2014). On the role of lyrics in the music-exercise performance relationship. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 132–138. doi:10.1016/jpsychsport.2013.10.007


Research Findings

Costas I. Karageorghis's early scientific work (1993-99) addressed the lack of theory and measurement tools that pervaded the study of music-related interventions in the realm of sport and physical activity (e.g., Karageorghis, Terry, & Lane, 1999, 168 Google Scholar citations [GSC]). He and his co-workers developed a conceptual framework that was subsequently refined on two occasions (Karageorghis, 2015; Terry & Karageorghis, 2006, 81 GSC) and a measurement tool, the Brunel Music Rating Inventory (BMRI) that has been widely adopted and translated into several languages. The BMRI was refined in the mid-noughties using quantitative and qualitative approaches (BMRI-2; Karageorghis, Priest, Terry, Chatzisarantis, & Lane, 2006, 100 GSC). The body of theoretical and measurement-related work spawned three lines of experimental research: Examination of the effects of asynchronous or background music (e.g., Karageorghis, Jones, & Low, 2006, 87 GSC); examination of the effects of synchronous music that promotes bodily entrainment (e.g., Karageorghis, Mouzourides, et al., 2009, 138 GSC); and the interactive effects of music and video (e.g., Hutchinson, Karageorghis, & Jones, 2015, 8 GSC). To assist scholars in developing their approach to this area, he and his co-workers have produced a series of highly- cited critical reviews that have been influential in the experimental study of music beyond my own domain of exercise and health (e.g., Karageorghis & Terry, 1997, 278 GSC; Karageorghis & Priest, 2012, 108 GSC). Dr. Karageorghis has been a champion of the public dissemination of science and appeared many times on TV and radio all over the world. Six TV documentaries have been made about my music-related research including one by the Discovery Channel. His research has been adopted by multinational corporations such as Universal Music, Spotify, and the International Management Group (IMG).


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