York Music Psychology Group

Research to explain and understand musical behaviour and experience.

YMPG Colloquium

The York Music Psychology Group meet on a weekly basis in term time in the Music Department at The University of York. These sessions are open to all and include journal club discussions of recently published research, talks given by external, guest speakers from the field and presentations of current research being proposed and conducted by members. A timetable for these events can be found below or for further information on any of the sessions please contact hauke.egermann@york.ac.uk


Term 3Week 1no colloquium
Week 210.00-11.30Thursday27.04.17D/002CLOSED SESSION: MA Music Psychology Students only
Week 310.00-11.30Thursday04.05.17D/003
Week 410.00-11.30Thursday11.05.17D/003Open?
Week 510.00-11.30Thursday18.05.17D/003
Week 610.00-11.30Thursday25.05.17D/003MA Music Psychology CandidatesSymposium Rehearsal
Week 710.00-11.30Thursday01.06.17D/003Dr. Hauke Egermann"Interaction between Aesthetic Judgement and Emotional Processing: Studying a Concert Audience Listening to Contemporary Music" ESCOM conference rehearsal lecture
Week 8tbc.Tuesday/Wednesday06.06.17-07.06.17Rymer Auditorium, music departmentVariousThe Music Science and Technology Research cluster invite you to join their 2-day symposium featureing all taught masters students on the Psychology of Music, Music Production programmes. Further information to follow.
Week 910.00-11.30Thursday15.06.17D/003Mimi O'Neill"Does Practise Make Perfect? An Investigation on the Effect of the Presence of Other People on Eliciting the Dominant Response in Musical Performance" ESCOM conference rehearsal lecture
Week 1010.00-11.30Thursday22.06.17D/003Firat AltunEmotion and Cognition of Turkish Makam Music
Dates Time Day Date Room Presenter/Organizer Content
Term 2 Week 1 no colloquium
Week 2 no colloquium


Week 3 10-12 Thursday 26/01/2017 D/128 Dr. Hauke Egermann Journal Club: ‘This Is Your Song: Using Participants’ Music Selections to Evoke Nostalgia and Autobiographical Memories Efficiently’. Emelia Michels-Ratliff and Michael Ennis
Week 4 10-12 Thursday 02/02/2017 D/128 Briony Corrigan Research Proposal: How and Why do Music Preferences Change Over Time?
Week 5 10-12 Tuesday 09/02/2017 D128 Beth Gilchrist Project Presentation: ‘Modern-day music education and the areas for improvement highlighted by psychological research’.
Week 6
Week 7 10-12 Thursday 23/02/2017 D003
Week 8 10-12 Thursday 02/03/2017 D008 Queen Zaidah Journal Club: A comparative study about psycho-physiological response to Balinese and Javanese Gamelan’.
Week 9 10-12 Thursday 09/03/2017 D/128 Lottie Brook Project Presentation: Presentation of the replication study; being moved by unfamiliar sad music is associated with high empathy (Eerola, Vuoskoski & Kautianinen, 2016).
Week 10 10-12 Thursday 16/03/2017 D/128  Mimi O’Neill Case Study: Unusual Sensations and Perception of Sound; Evelyn Glennie – feeling the music.


Dates Time Day Date Room Presenter/Organizer Content
Term 1 Week 1 no colloquium
Week 2 10-12 Thursday 06/10/2016 D008 Hauke Journal club: Juslin, P. N., Sakka, L. S., Barradas, G. T., & Liljeström, S. (2016). No accounting for taste? Idiographic models of aesthetic judgment in music. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10(2), 157.
Week 3 10-12 Thursday 13/10/2016 D008 no colloquium
Week 4 10-12 Thursday 20/10/2016 D008 Lottie Brook Project presentation: ‘How accurate is it to rely on personality types when understanding musical preference?’
Week 5 10-12 Tuesday 25/10/2016 D008 Guest Guest lecture: Prof. Marcel Zentner (University of Innsbruck) ‘Cryptomusicality — Discovering the hidden benefits of musical abilities’
Week 6 10-12 Thursday 03/11/2016 D008 Mimi O’Neill Project presentation: ‘Empathy as a Trait/State’ To what extent is it useful to view empathy as a character trait or an induced state when conducting research into its role in inducing emotional response to Music.
Week 7 10-12 Thursday 10/11/2016 D008 Beth Gilchrist Project Presentation: ‘Music performance anxiety in young musicians’ looking at a couple of studies conducted in the last decade into the development of MPA in young performers.
Week 8 10-12 Thursday 17/11/2016 D008 Briony Corrigan Journal Club: The Zone of Optimal Performance: a talk based on a brief explanation of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s ‘model of flow’ theory and a recent study looking at whether or not flow can be achieved in solo music performance.
Week 9 10-12 Thursday 24/11/2016 D008 Queen Zaidah Research Methods: Methods of physiological data in Psychology
Week 10 10-12 Thursday 31/11/2016 D008  Liam Maloney Research Proposal: “Why Listen? Examining ideas of everyday music listening from a utilitarian perspective”