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Dr. Matthew A. Rashotte

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Extended University

 

2007 University of South Carolina: Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology)

 


 

Current Research and/or Teaching Interests

 

Matt Rashotte is currently studying the psychology of music and the changes in ideal point preference in musical stimuli as a function of contextual shifts.

 

Courses Taught

 

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 101)   
Research Methods(PSYC 226)   
Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 405)  
Developmental Psychology (PSYC 420)   
Learning and Memory (PSYC 400)   
Industrial Psychology (PSYC 350) 

 

Recent Presentations

 

Rashotte, M. A., Wedell, D.  (2009).  The role of working memory and object configurations in spatial updating.  Presented at Midwestern Psychological Association conference, Chicago.

 

Rashotte, M. A., Wedell, D. (2010). Relativism of music aesthetics: contextual shifts in preferred tempo.  Presented poster at Midwestern Psychological Association conference, Chicago.

 

Rashotte, M. A., Wedell, D. (2010). Context effects in tempo perception using Beatles music.  Presented talk at USC’s Hard data café series, Psychology department.

 

Rashotte, M. A (2011). Creativity in the musician, composer and listener.  Presented talk at USC’s Composition seminar, School of music.

 

Rashotte, M.A., Wedell, D. (2011). Context effects on tempo preference for familiar songs.  Presented talk at North Carolina Cognition conference, Greensboro.

 

Rashotte, M. A. (2012). The effects of familiarity and context on memory for popular music.  Presented talk at North Carolina Cognition conference, Chapel Hill.

          

Rashotte, M. A. (2012). Effects of contextual song tempos on tempo and pleasantness judgments.  Presented poster at Midwestern Psychological Association conference, Chicago.

 

Recent Publications

 

Rashotte, M. A., Wedell, D. H. (2012). Context effects on tempo and pleasantness judgments for Beatles songs.  Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 74, 575-599.

 

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E-mail: Rashotte@sc.edu

 

Phone: 803.777.5547

 

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