Faculty and Staff
Matthew Rashotte, Ph.D.
|Title:||Associate Professor of Psychology
901 Sumter Street, 607B
Columbia, SC 29208
Testing the absolute-tempo hypothesis: Context effects for familiar and unfamiliar
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.
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)
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.