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Palmetto College


Faculty and Staff

Matthew Rashotte, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor of Psychology
Department: Extended University
Palmetto College
E-mail: rashotte@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5547
Fax: 803-777-9357
Office: 901 Sumter Street, 607B
Byrnes Building
Columbia, SC 29208
Matt Rashotte

Recent Publications

Testing the absolute-tempo hypothesis: Context effects for familiar and unfamiliar songs
Memory & Cognition
November 2014, Volume 42, Issue 8, pp 1302-1314

Context effects on tempo and pleasantness judgments for Beatles songs
Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
April 2012, Volume 74, Issue 3, pp 575-599

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.