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Books

 

Tan, S.-L., Pfordresher, P., & Harré, R. (2010; 2013). Psychology of music: From sound to significance. London: Routledge. [For 2nd Edition, please see below]

Tan, S.-L., Pfordresher, P., & Harré, R. (2018). Psychology of music: From sound to significance (2nd ed). London: Routledge.

Tan, S.-L., Cohen, A. J., Lipscomb, S. D., & Kendall, R. A. (2013). The psychology of music in multimedia. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Deaville, J., Rodman, R., & Tan, S.-L. (In progress). The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Journal Articles

 

Tan, S.-L. (in press). Investigating sound design in film: Commentary on Kock and Louven. Empirical Musicology Review.

Tan, S.-L., Spackman, M. P., & Wakefield, E. M. (2017).  Effects of diegetic and non-diegetic music on viewers’ interpretations of a film scene. Music Perception, 34 (5), 605-623.

Tan, S.-L. (2016).  Keynote Address at Music and the Moving Image 2015: ‘The Psychology of Film Music: Framing Intuition’. Music and the Moving Image, 9 (2), 23-38. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Athanasopoulos, G., Tan, S.-L., & Moran, N. (2015). The influence of literacy on representation of time in musical stimuli: An exploratory cross-cultural study in Britain, Japan, and Papua New Guinea. Psychology of Music, 44 (5), 1126-1144

Tan, S.-L. (2013). Visual representations of music in three cultures. Empirical Musicology Review, vol. 8. (3-4), 200-203. Special issue on Musical Shape.

Tan, S.-L., Baxa, J. P., & Spackman, M. P. (2010). Effects of built-in audio versus unrelated background music on performance in an adventure role-playing game. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 2 (3), 1-23

Tan, S.-L., Wakefield, E. M., & Jeffries, W. P. (2009). Musically untrained college students’ interpretations of musical notation: sound, silence, loudness, duration, and temporal order.  Psychology of Music, 37 (1), 5-24.

Tan, S.-L., & Spackman, M. P., & Wakefield, E. M. (2008). Effects of diegetic and non-diegetic presentation of film music on viewers’ interpretation of film narrative. Conference Proceedings for the 2008 International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, pp 588-593, Hokkaido University, Japan. Australia: Causal Productions.

Tan, S.-L., Spackman, M. P., & Bezdek, M. A. (2007). Viewers’ interpretations of film characters’ emotions: Effects of presenting music before or after a character is shown. Music Perception, 25 (2), 135-152.

Tan, S.-L., Spackman, M. P., & Peaslee, C. L. (2006).  Effects of repeated exposure on liking and judgments of thematic unity of patchwork and intact compositions.  Music Perception. 23 (5), 407-421.

Tan, S.-L., & Spackman, M. P. (2005).  Listeners’ judgments of the musical unity of structurally altered and intact musical compositions.  Psychology of Music. 33 (2),133-153.

Tan, S.-L., & Kelly, M. E. (2004).  Graphic representations of short musical compositions.  Psychology of Music, 32 (2), 191-212.

Tan, S.-L. (2002).  Beginners’ intuitions about musical notation.  College Music Symposium, 42, 131-141.

Tan, S.-L., & Bartlett, M. E. (2000, July).  Visual representations of music:  Abstract and pictorial modes.  International Journal of Psychology, 35, 309.

Tan, S.-L., & Moghaddam, F. M. (1995).  Reflexive positioning and culture.  Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 25, pp. 387-401.

Calvert, S.-L., & Tan, S. L. (1994).  Impact of virtual reality on young adults’ physiological arousal and aggressive thoughts.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 15, 125-139.

 

Book Chapters

Tan, S.-L. (In press). Composing the image, composing the story: How music and sound shape viewers’ attention and engagement. In Cenciarello, C. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tan, S.-L. (2017). From intuition to evidence: The experimental psychology of film music. In M. Mera, R. A. Sadoff, & B. Winters (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound (pp. 517-530). New York: Routledge.

Tan, S.-L. (2017). Scene and heard: The role of music in shaping interpretations of film. In R. Ashley & R. Timmers (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition (pp. 363-376). New York: Routledge.

Tan, S.-L., Cohen, A. J., Lipscomb, S. D., & Kendall, R. A. (2013). Future research directions for music and sound in multimedia. The psychology of music in multimedia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Grimshaw, M., Tan, S.-L., & Lipscomb, S. D. (2013). Playing with sounds: The role of sound and music in video games. In Tan, S. L., Cohen, A. J., Lipscomb, S. D., & Kendall, R. A. (eds.). The psychology of music in multimedia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cohen, A. J., Lipscomb, S. D., Tan, S.-L., & Kendall, R. A. (2013). The psychology of music in multimedia. In Tan, S. L., Cohen, A. J. Lipscomb, S. D., & Kendall, R. A. (eds.). The psychology of music in multimedia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tan, S.-L., Baxa, J., & Spackman, M. P. (2012). Effects of built-in audio versus unrelated background music on performance in an adventure role-playing game. In Ferdig, R. E. & Freitas, S. (Eds.) Interdisciplinary advancements in gaming, simulations and virtual environments: Emerging trends, (pp. 142-164). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Tan, S.-L. & Moghaddam, F. M. (1999). Positioning in inter-group relations. In R. Harré & L. van Langenhove (Eds.), Positioning theory: Moral contexts for intentional actions, (pp. 178-193). Oxford, England: Blackwell.

Tan, S.-L. & Moghaddam, F. M. (1999). Reflexive positioning: Culture and private discourse. In R. Harré & L. van Langenhove (Eds.), Positioning theory: Moral contexts for intentional actions, (pp. 74-86). Oxford, England: Blackwell.

Calvert, S.-L., & Tan, S. L. (1996). Impact of virtual reality on young adults’ physiological arousal and aggressive thoughts: Interaction versus observation. In P. M. Greenfield & R. R. Cocking (Eds.), Interacting with video, (pp. 67-81). Norwood: Ablex.

 

Book Reviews

 

Tan, S. L. (2008). Review of Listen to Their Voices: Research and Practice in Early Childhood Music (edited by Katharine Smithrim and Rena Upitis, 2007).  Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain. 20 (1), 190-196.

 

Articles on Teaching

 

Grossman, R. W., Kim, S., Tan, S.-L., & Ford, T. (March, 2008).  Stereotype threat and recommendations for overcoming it: A teaching case study.  [The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science is an NSF-funded, peer-reviewed website. The case can be found by  CLICKING HERE