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Contact Information
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: 207 D Main Building
Phone: 610-892-1458
E-mail: edb13@psu.edu

Evan Bradley earned his undergraduate degree in cognitive science from Northwestern University, and completed his graduate study in Linguistics at the University of Delaware. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence University, he joined the Psychology Program at Penn State Brandywine in 2013. He has taught courses in cognitive science, linguistics, perception, psycholinguistics, and music cognition. Dr. Bradley's research interests include speech perception, language acquisition, music perception, acoustic phonetics, and phonological learning. His current projects the perception of pitch in lexical tone languages (such as Mandarin, Thai, and Yoruba) and in music, and the relationship between the two. His other professional interests include research methods and ethics, philosophy of science, and science policy.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Bradley, E.D. (2013). Pitch perception in lexical tone and melody. Reviews of Research in Human Learning and Music, 1. doi: 10.6022/journal.rrhlm.2013002

Bradley, E.D. (2013). (Quasi)experiments, null results, and finding effects. Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Bradley, E.D. (in press) Using persistent wikis as a pedagogical resource. To appear in Ferris, S.P. and Wilder, H. (Eds.) The plugged-in professor: Tips and techniques for teaching with social media. Oxford: Chandos.

Hestvik, A., Bradley, E., & Bradley, C. (2012). Working memory effects of gap-predictions in normal adults: An event-related potentials study. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 41 (6), 425–438. doi 10.1007/s10936-011-9197-8

Bradley, E.D. (2012). Tone language experience enhances sensitivity to melodic contour. Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2012.