Professor Presents Psychology Symposium

Psychology Professor Siu-Lan Tan presenting her book with colleaguesAssociate Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan co-presented a symposium with the president of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Andrea Halpern, in August at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition in Toronto, Canada. The symposium was titled “The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching and Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions,” and it explored strategies to successfully balance teaching and research in institutions such as liberal arts schools. This is an important topic because only about 8 percent of the society’s faculty members are at primarily undergraduate institutions. At the conference, Tan and her co-editors and co-authors were also present at Oxford University Press’ promotion for their new book The Psychology of Music in Multimedia. The photo shows Siu-Lan Tan (center) with two chapter authors at left (l-r: David Bashwiner and Mark Shevy) and two co-editors at right (l-r: Scott Lipscomb and Annabel Cohen). Sixteen other authors were involved in the book, residing in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Hong Kong, and Israel.