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Prof David Hargreaves
Job Title: Professor of Education

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Home Page Centre for International Research on Creativity and Learning in Education (CIRCLE) Roehampton University Southlands College Roehampton Lane London SW15 5SL UK Tel: 44-(0)20-8392-3224 / 44-(0)5602-840580 Fax: 44-(0)20-8392-3786 Email: d.j.hargreaves@roehampton.ac.uk David Hargreaves is Professor of Education, Froebel Research Fellow, and Director of the Centre for International Research on Creativity and Learning in Education (CIRCLE) in the School of Education, and has previously held posts in Schools of Psychology and Education at the Universities of Leicester, Durham and the Open University. He is also Visiting Professor of Research in Music Education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at the Inter-University Institute of Macau. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He was Editor of Psychology of Music 1989-96, Chair of the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) 1994-6, and is currently on the editorial boards of 8 journals in psychology, music and education. In recent years he has spoken about his research at conferences and meetings in various countries on all 5 continents. He has appeared on BBC TV and radio as a jazz pianist and composer, and is organist at his local village church. In 2004 he was awarded an honorary D.Phil, Doctor Honoris Causa, by the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in recognition of his 'most important contribution towards the creation of a research department of music education' in the School of Music and Music Education in that University.

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British Psychological Society European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) European Society for Developmental Psychology International Society for Music Education Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE)

Research interests and research students
His main research and teaching interests are in developmental psychology and arts education, particularly music. He has published research on cognitive and social development in children and adolescents; creativity and psychological testing; development of gender roles; childrens' drawing; experimental aesthetics; computers in music education; development of musical preference and style sensitivity; peer collaboration in musical composition. Current projects include creativity and
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autonomy in early childhood; pupils' experiences of music in school; the role of music in social development in childhood and adolescence; teacher and pupil identities in secondary school music; creativity and jazz improvisation; the social context of music listening; European music teacher education. This research has been supported by bodies including ESRC (2 grants from Psychology and 2 from Education panel), the Leverhulme Trust, the Froebel Educational Institute, the Nuffield Foundation, the Leicester - Loughborough Universities joint research fund, PRS and PPL Ltd., the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Teacher Training Authority (TTA), and the British Academy. David Hargreaves has supervised over 30 MPhil/PhD students through to successful completion, and is currently supervising students in different areas of developmental and social psychology, and arts and music education. He welcomes applications in the broad fields of: * * * * * * * * * musical development and education social psychology of music musical taste and preference creativity and communication early years education musical composition and improvisation motivation and identity in music education formal and informal learning in music international and comparative studies in music education

Selected books
David Hargreaves' books have been translated into 15 languages, and include: Hargreaves, D.J. (1986). The developmental psychology of music. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. x + 260. Translated into Japanese (1993) by Taken Shuppan Ltd; into Spanish (1998, 2002) by Grao Ltd; into Greek (2004) by Fagotto Editions. Korean translation in preparation. Hargreaves, D.J. (ed.)(1989). Children and the arts. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. pp. x + 164. Translated into Spanish (1991, 1997) by Ministerio de Educacion Y Ciencia and Ediciones Morata S.A. Hargreaves, D.J. & North, A.C. (eds.)(1997). The social psychology of music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. xv + 319. Translated into Japanese (2004) by Tokai University Press. Hargreaves, D.J. & North, A.C. (eds.)(2001). Musical development and learning: The international perspective. London & New York: Continuum. pp. xiv + 242. MacDonald, R.A.R., Hargreaves, D.J. & Miell, D.E. (eds.)(2002). Musical identities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. x + 213. Miell, D.E., MacDonald, R.A.R. & Hargreaves, D.J. (eds.)(2005). Musical communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. xvi + 433.

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Berryman, J.C., Ockleford, E., Howells, K., Hargreaves, D.J. & Wildbur, D. (2006). Psychology and you: An informal introduction (3rd edition). Oxford: BPS Blackwell. 1st and 2nd editions translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian. North, A.C. & Hargreaves, D.J.(2008). The social and applied psychology of music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Korean translation in preparation.

Selected recent journal articles and book chapters
SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES: Hargreaves, D.J. & Marshall, N.A. (2003). Developing identities in music education. Music Education Research, 5(3), 263-273. Hargreaves, D.J., Marshall, N. & North, A.C. (2003). Music education in the 21st century: a psychological perspective. British Journal of Music Education, 20(2), 147-163. Also appears as Educatión musical en el siglo XXI: Una perspectiva psicológia, in Monografia: Psicopedagogia y educación musical. Eufonia, 34, 8-32. Lamont, A.M., Hargreaves, D.J., Marshall, N. & Tarrant, M. (2003). Young people’s music in and out of school. British Journal of Music Education, 20(3), 1-13. North, A.C., Colley, A.M., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2003). Adolescents’ perceptions of the music of male and female composers. Psychology of Music, 31(2), 139-154. North, A.C., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2003). Is music important? Two common misconceptions. The Psychologist, 16(8), 406410. North, A.C., Shilcock, A., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2003). The effect of musical style on restaurant customers’ spending. Environment and Behavior, 35 (5), 712-718. Boal-Palheiros, G.M. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2004). Children’s modes of listening to music at home and at school. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 161/162, 39-46. Fumoto, H., Hargreaves, D.J. & Maxwell, S. (2004). The concept of teaching: a reappraisal. Early Years, 24, (2), 179-191. North, A.C., Hargreaves, D.J., & Hargreaves, J.J. (2004). Uses of music in everyday life. Music Perception, 22 (1), 41-77. North, A.C., Hargreaves, D.J., MacKenzie, L.C. & Law, R. (2004). The effects of musical and voice 'fit' on responses to advertisements. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34 (8), 1675-1708. North, A.C., Tarrant, M., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2004). The effects of music on helping behaviour: a field study. Environment and Behavior, 36 (2), 266-275. Tarrant, M., North, A.C. & Hargreaves, D. J. (2004). Adolescents’ intergroup attributions: A comparison of two social identities. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33 (3), 177-185.
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North, A.C., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2005). Labelling effects on the perceived deleterious consequences of pop music listening. Journal of Adolescence, 28, 433-440. Robson, S. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2005). What do early childhood practitioners think about young children’s thinking? European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 13 (1), 81-96. Fumoto, H., Hargreaves, D.J. & Maxwell, S. (2007).Teachers’ perceptions of their relationships with children who speak English as an additional language in early childhood settings. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 5(2), 135-153. Hargreaves, D.J., Purves, R.M., Welch, G.F. & Marshall, N.A. (2007). Developing identities and attitudes in musicians and music teachers. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 77(3), 665-682. Marshall, N. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2007a). Crossing the humpback bridge: primary-secondary school transition in music education. Music Education Research, 9 (1), 65-80. Marshall, N. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2007b). Musical style discrimination in the early years. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 5 (1), 32-46. North, A.C., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2007a). Lifestyle correlates of musical preference. 1: Relationships, living arrangements, beliefs, and crime. Psychology of Music, 35 (1), 58-87. North, A.C., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2007b). Lifestyle correlates of musical preference. 2: Media, leisure, time and music. Psychology of Music, 35 (2), 179-200. North, A.C., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2007c). Lifestyle correlates of musical preference. 3: Travel, money, education, employment, and health. Psychology of Music, 35, 473-497. Marshall, N.A. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2008). Teachers’ views of the primary – secondary transition in music education in England. Music Education Research, 10 (1), 63-74. Teo, T., Hargreaves. D.J., & Lee, J. (2008). Musical preference, identification, and familiarity: A multicultural comparison of secondary students from Singapore and the United Kingdom. Journal of Research in Music Education, 56 (1), 18-32. SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS: Hargreaves, D.J., MacDonald, R.A.R., & Miell, D.E. (2002). What are musical identities, and why are they important?, in R.A.R. MacDonald, D.J. Hargreaves and D.E. Miell (eds.), Musical identities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-20. North, A.C., Hargreaves, D.J. & Tarrant, M. (2002). Social psychology and music education, in R. J. Colwell & C. P. Richardson (eds.), The new handbook of research on music teaching and learning. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 604-625. Tarrant, M., Hargreaves, D.J. & North, A.C. (2002). Youth identity and music, in R.A.R. MacDonald, D.J. Hargreaves and D.E.Miell (eds.), Musical identities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 134-150.
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Hargreaves, D.J. (2003). Within you without you: Music, learning and identity. Professorial lecture. Research Office: University of Surrey Roehampton. pp. 1-18. Hargreaves, D.J., Miell, D.E., & MacDonald, R.A.R. (2005). How do people communicate using music?, in D.E. Miell, R.A.R. MacDonald & D.J. Hargreaves (eds.), Musical Communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-25. North, A.C. & Hargreaves, D.J. (2005). Musical communication in commercial contexts, in D.E. Miell, R.A.R. MacDonald & D.J. Hargreaves (eds.), Musical Communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 405-422. Hargreaves, D.J., North, A.C. & Tarrant, M. (2006). The development of musical preference and taste in childhood and adolescence, in G.E. McPherson (ed.), The child as musician: Musical development from conception to adolescence. Oxford: Oxford University Press. North, A. C. & Hargreaves, D. J. (2009) Music and consumer behaviour. In S. Hallam, I. Cross & M.Thaut (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. Oxford: OUP, pp. 481-490. MacDonald, R.A.R., Hargreaves, D.J. & Miell, D.E. (2009). Musical identities. In S. Hallam, I. Cross & M.Thaut (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. Oxford: OUP, pp. 462-470.

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