EDUCATING WITH MUSIC: Relevant Research
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Music and memory
FS Barrett et al. Music-evoked nostalgia: affect, memory, and personality. Emotion 10: 390-403, 2010.
Music and the brain
GH Bower and LS Bolton. Why are rhymes easy to learn? Journal of Experimental Psychology 82: 453-461, 1969.
SL Calvert and M Tart. Song versus verbal forms for very-long-term, long-term, and short-term verbatim recall. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 14(2): 245-260, 1993.
S Chazin and JS Neuschatz. Using a mnemonic to aid in the recall of unfamiliar information. Perceptual and Motor Skills 71: 1067-1071, 1990.
M Heaton and K Paris. The effects of music congruency and lyrics on advertisement recall. UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research IX: 1-4, 2006.
P Janata. The neural architecture of music-evoked autobiographical memories. Cerebral Cortex 19: 2579-2594, 2009.
P Janata et al. Characterisation of music-evoked autobiographical memories. Memory 15: 845-860, 2007.
M McElhinney and JM Annett. Pattern of efficacy of a musical mnemonic on recall of familiar words over several presentations. Perceptual and Motor Skills 82: 395-400, 1996.
DW Rainey and JD Larsen. The effect of familiar melodies on initial learning and long-term memory for unconnected text. Music Perception 20(2): 173-186, 2002.
ML Roehm. Instrumental vs. vocal versions of popular music in advertising. Journal of Advertising Research 41(3): 49-58, 2001.
DC Rubin. Very long-term memory for prose and verse. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior 16: 611-621, 1977.
DC Rubin and WT Wallace. Rhyme and reason: analyses of retrieval cues. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 15(4): 698-709, 1989.
MD Schulkind et al. Music, emotion, and autobiographical memory: They're playing your song. Memory and Cognition 27: 948-955, 1999.
MC Smith and MR Phillips. Age differences in memory for radio advertisements: the role of mnemonics. Journal of Business Research 53(2): 103-109, 2001.
DW Stewart and GN Punj. Effects of using a nonverbal (musical) cue on recall and playback of television advertising: Implications for advertising tracking. Journal of Business Research 42: 39-51, 1998.
WT Wallace. Memory for music: effect of melody on recall of text. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 20(6): 1471-1485, 1994.
WT Wallace and DC Rubin. Characteristics and constraints in ballads and their effects on memory. Discourse Processes 14: 181-202, 1991.
DE Wolfe and C Horn. Use of melodies as structural prompts for learning and retention of sequential verbal information by preschool students.
Journal of Music Therapy 30: 100-118, 1993.
RF Yalch. Memory in a jingle jungle: music as a mnemonic device in communicating advertising slogans. Journal of Applied Psychology 76(2): 268-275, 1991.
C Grape et al. Does singing promote well-being?: An empirical study of professional and amateur singers during a singing lesson.
Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science 38: 65-74, 2003.
Music in the classroom
G Husain et al. Effects of musical tempo and mode on arousal, mood, and spatial abilities. Music Perception 20(2): 151-171, 2002.
P Janata. Music and the self. In R Haas and V Brandes (eds.), Music That Works (pp. 131-141). Wien: Springer, 2009.
PN Juslin and P Laukka. Expression, perception, and induction of musical emotions: A review and a questionnaire study of everyday listening. Journal of New Music Research 33: 217-238, 2004.
S Kirschner and M Tomasello. Joint music making promotes prosocial behavior in 4-year-old children. Evolution and Human Behavior 31, 354-364, 2010.
J LeDoux. The flip side: scientists who rock. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 15: 335-337, 2011.
J LeDoux. Music
and the brain, literally. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5: 49, 2011.
DJ Levitin. This is your brain on music: the science of a human obsession. New York: Dutton, 2006.
I Peretz and RJ Zatorre. Brain organization for music processing. Annual Review of Psychology 56: 89-114, 2005.
LA Russell. Comparisons of cognitive, music, and imagery techniques on anxiety reduction with university students. Journal of College Student Development 33: 516-523, 1992.
OW Sachs. Musicophilia: Tales of music and the brain. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
A Savan. The effect of background music on learning. Psychology of Music 27: 138-146, 1999.
EG Schellenberg. Examining the association between music lessons and intelligence. British Journal of Psychology 102: 283-302, 2011.
EG Schellenberg. Cognitive performance after music listening: A review of the Mozart effect. In RAR MacDonald, G Kreutz, and L Mitchell (eds.), Music, Health and Wellbeing. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. In press.
K Vaughn. Music and mathematics: modest support for the oft-claimed relationship. Journal of Aesthetic Education 34(3-4): 149-166, 2000.
JA Ahlkvist. Music and cultural analysis in the classroom: introducing sociology through heavy metal. Teaching Sociology 27(2): 126-144, 1999.
JA Ahlkvist. Sound and vision: using progressive rock to teach social theory. Teaching Sociology 29(4): 471-482, 2001.
BD Albers and R Bach. Rockin' soc: using popular music to introduce sociological concepts. Teaching Sociology 31(2): 237-245, 2003.
BE Blanchard. The effect of music on pulse-rate, blood-pressure and final exam scores of university students. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 19: 305-308, 1979.
SS Bottari and JR Evans. Effects of musical context, type of vocal presentation, and time on the verbal retention abilities of visual-spatially oriented and verbally oriented learning disabled children. Journal of School Psychology 20(4): 329-338, 1982.
GJ Crowther. Using science songs to enhance learning: an interdisciplinary approach. CBE Life Sciences Education 11: 26-30, 2012.
GJ Crowther. The SingAboutScience.org database: an educational resource for instructors and students. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 40(1): in press, 2012.
GJ Crowther. Learning to the beat of a different drum: music as a component of classroom diversity. CONNECT 19(4): 11-13, 2006.
MA Davies. Learning ... the beat goes on. Childhood Education 76(3): 148-153, 2000.
H Elterman. Using popular songs to teach sociology. Teaching Sociology 10(4): 529-538, 1983.
D Governor. Teaching
and learning science through song: exploring the experiences of students and teachers. Doctoral dissertation, University of Georgia, 2011.
D Governor et al. Teaching and learning science through song: Exploring the experiences of students and teachers. International Journal of Science Education: in press, 2012.
TA Martinez. Popular music in the classroom: teaching race, class, and gender with popular culture. Teaching Sociology 22(3): 260-265, 1994.
J. Maute. Tune in Memory. Middle School Journal 18(2): 3-5, 1987.
SM McCurdy et al. Incorporation of music in a food service food safety curriculum for high school students. Food Protection Trends 28: 107-114, 2008.
CRW VanVoorhis. Stat jingles: to sing or not to sing. Teaching of Psychology 29: 249-250, 2002.
D Walczak and M Reuter. Using popular music to teach sociology: an evaluation by students. Teaching Sociology 22(3): 266-269, 1994.
CK Winter. Singing the songs of science: Using musical parodies for microbiology education. Focus on Microbiology Education 15(1): 10-11, 2008.
CK Winter et al. Food safety education using music parodies. Journal of Food Science Education 8: 62-67, 2009.