Department of Music

Jyväskylän yliopisto - University of Jyväskylä

Jyväskylän yliopisto - University of Jyväskylä

 
  
 
                                                      

Jyväskylän yliopisto - University of Jyväskylä

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Suvi Saarikallio
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Saarikallio's research interests focus on the psychological aspects of musical behavior, including mood and emotion, personality, development, and wellbeing. She is a member of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research, and leads the following 5-year research project:

Music-related emotional competence and adolescent mental health (2010-2015)

This 5-year research project investigates music-related emotional competence as the underlying mechanism connecting music to adolescent mental health and wellbeing. Three aspects of music-related emotional competence are studied: emotion recognition, emotion expression, and emotional self-regulation. A 3-year longitudinal study and a range of experiments are conducted to investigate how these competencies develop and relate to adolescents' general emotional competence and mental health. The project is highly interdisciplinary in nature and utilizes a wide range of cutting-edge methodologies such as musical feature extraction, listening tests, experience sampling, questionnaires, physiological measures (e.g., heart rate variability), neuroimaging measures (EEG), and motion capture techniques. The project will provide valuable information about the role of emotional aspects of musical behavior for applied fields such as nursing sciences, music therapy, and music education.

List of publications


Submitted / In Revision:

Saarikallio, S. Vuoskoski, J., Rusanen, A., & Luck, G. (submitted). Emotionally competent musical communication in adolescence.

Västfjäll, D. & Saarikallio, S. (submitted). Musical emotion regulation and recovery from negative emotions.

Erkkilä, J., Saarikallio, S., Paananen-Vitikka, P., & Eerola, T. (in revision). Towards feasible group music therapy practices for children with ADHD – A pilot study. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., Burger, B., Thompson, M., & Toiviainen, P. (in revision). Dance movements expressive of positive mood. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts


2012 / In press:

Saarikallio, S., Nieminen, S., & Brattico, E. (in press). Affective reactions to musical stimuli reflect emotional use of music in everyday life. Musicae Scientiae.

Saarikallio, S. (2012). Development and Validation of the Brief Music in Mood Regulation Scale (B-MMR). Music Perception, 30 (1), 97-105.

Saarikallio, S., Vuoskoski, J., Luck, G. (2012). Emotion perception in music is mediated by socio-emotional competence. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC 2010), 23th -28th August,Thessaloniki, Greece.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., Thompson, M., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2012). Hips don’t lie: Multi-dimensional ratings of opposite-sex dancers’ perceived attractiveness. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, and K. Pastiadis (Eds.) Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., Thompson, M., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2012). Do opposites attract? Personality and seduction on the dance floor. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, and K. Pastiadis (Eds.) Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Burger, B., Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., Thompson, M. R., & Toiviainen, P. (2012). Emotions move us: Basic emotions in music influence people’s movement to music. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, and K. Pastiadis (Eds.) Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., & Toiviainen, P. (2012). Music moves us: Beat-related musical features influence regularity of music-induced movement. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, and K. Pastiadis (Eds.) Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., Thompson, M., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2012). Hot or not? Personality and attraction on the dance floor. In Proceedings of 16th Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., Thompson, M., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2012). Moves Like Jagger: Multidimensional ratings of attractiveness of opposite-sex dancers. In Proceedings of 16th Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä.

Punkanen, M., Saarikallio, S., & Luck, G. (2012). Emotions in Motion: Tunteet Liikkeessä (TuLi). In Proceedings of 16th Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä.

Saarikallio, S. (in press). Musiikki on kokemuslaji. In Musiikkipedagogin käsikirja. Opetushallitus.


2011:

Saarikallio, S. (2011). Music as emotional self-regulation throughout adulthood. Psychology of Music, 39 (3 July), 307 – 332.

Gold, C., Saarikallio, S. H., & McFerran, K. (2011). Music therapy. In R. J. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 1826-1834). New York, NY: Springer.

Saarikallio. S. (2011). Cross-cultural approaches to music and health. In R.MacDonald, G. Kreutz & L. Mitchell (eds.) Music, Health and Wellbeing. OUP.

Saarikallio, S. (2011). Mitä musiikki nuorille merkitsee? In Laitinen, S. Hilmola, A., Juntunen, M. (eds.). Perusopetuksen musiikin, kuvataiteen ja käsityön oppimistulosten arviointi 9. Vuosiluokalla. Helsinki: Opetushallitus, 2011. Koulutuksen seurantaraportit, ISSN 1798-8934; 2011: 1, ISBN 978-952-13-4625-5.


2010:

Saarikallio, S. & Löytynoja, K (2010). Connections between music-related emotional self-regulation and general emotionality. In S. M. Demorest, S. J. Morrison, & P. S. Campbell (Eds.),Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), 23th -27th August 2010, (pp. 449 – 453). Seattle, Washington USA.

Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., Burger, B., Thompson, P., & Toiviainen, P. (2010). Emotional expressivity and positive mood increase music-induced movement. In S. M. Demorest, S. J. Morrison, & P. S. Campbell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, (ICMPC11) (pp. 569–570). Seattle, WA: University of Washington.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., & Toiviainen, P. (2010). Effects of the Big Five and musical genre on music-induced movement. Journal of Research in Personality, 44 (6), DOI:10.1016/j.jrp.2010.10.001

Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., & Toiviainen, P. (2010). Influence of musical features on characteristics of music-induced movements. In S. M. Demorest, S. J. Morrison, & P. S. Campbell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, (ICMPC11) (425–428). Seattle, WA: University of Washington.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., Thompson, M. R., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2010). Effects of personality and genre on music-induced movement. In S. M. Demorest, S. J. Morrison, & P. S. Campbell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, (ICMPC11) (pp. 123–126). Seattle, WA: University of Washington.

Myllykoski, M., Paananen, P. & Saarikallio, S. (2010). ‘JamMo’ mobile music making software: Composition games for 3–6-year-old children. In G. Mota & A. Yin (Eds.), Proceedings of 23rd International Seminar on Research in Music Education, ISME Research Commission Seminar, July 2010, (pp. 102-106). Changchun, China 

Saarikallio, S. (2010). Musiikilliset tunnekokemukset arkielämässä. In J. Louhivuori & S. Saarikallio (eds.), Musiikkipsykologia. Atena Kustannus Oy: Jyväskylä

Eerola, T. & Saarikallio, S. (2010). Musiikki ja tunteet. In J. Louhivuori & S. Saarikallio (eds.), Musiikkipsykologia. Atena Kustannus Oy: Jyväskylä.

J. Louhivuori & S. Saarikallio (eds.), Musiikkipsykologia. (2010). Atena Kustannus Oy: Jyväskylä.


2009:

Saarikallio, S. (2009). Emotional self-regulation through music in 3-8-year-old children. Proceedings of the 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM 2009), August 12th-16th, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Luck, G. Saarikallio, S. & Toiviainen, P. (2009). Personality traits correlate with characteristics of music-induced movement. Proceedings of the 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM 2009), Jyväskylä, Finland.


2008:

Saarikallio, S. (2008). Music in mood regulation: initial scale development. Musicae Scientiae, 12 (2), 291-309.

Saarikallio, S. (2008) Cross-cultural investigation of adolescents’ use of music for mood regulation. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, 25th -29th August 2008, Sapporo, Japan.

Saarikallio, S. (2009). Musiikki ja nuoren psykososiaalinen kehitys. In J. Louhivuori, P. Paananen, L. Väkevä, Musiikkikasvatus. Ykkös-Offset Oy: Vaasa.


2007:

Saarikallio, S. & Erkkilä, J. (2007). The Role of Music in Adolescents’ Mood Regulation. Psychology of Music, 35 (1), 88-109.


2006:

Saarikallio, S. (2006). Differences in adolescents’ use of music in mood regulation. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, 22nd -26th August 2006, Bologna, Italy.

Saarikallio, S. (2006). The Strategies for Regulating Mood by Musical Activities in Adolescence. Proceedings of the 21st International Seminar on Research in Music Education, 16-21st July 2006, Bali, Indonesia.


2005:

Saarikallio, S. (2005). Regulation and Gratification: The Emotional Meanings of Music in Adolescence. Proceedings of the First European Conference on Developmental Psychology of Music, 17-19 November 2005, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Saarikallio, S. (2005) Musiikki nuorten tunteiden säätelyn keinona. Musiikkiterapia, 20 (2), 14-24 

Laiho, S. (2005). Musiikin tunnemerkitykset nuoruudessa. Symposiumjulkaisu: Suomen musiikintutkijoiden valtakunnallinen symposium, 17.19.3.2005, Jyväskylä, Finland.


2004:

Laiho, S. (2004). The psychological functions of music in adolescence. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 13 (1), pp.49-65.

Laiho, S. (2004). The psychological functions of music in the everyday life of adolescents. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition 3-7th August 2004, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

Laiho, S. (2004). The Psychological Goals for Engaging in Music in Adolescence. Proceedings of the 6th European music Therapy Congress 16-20th June 2004, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Selected presentations and media appearances

Invited lectures at international conferences:

Saarikallio, S. (2012, March). Music, emotions, and adolescent mental health. In the Nordic Network of Research in Music, Culture, and Health (MUCH) Conference, Oslo, Norway, Invited lecture (12.3.2012)

Saarikallio, S. (2011, November). Music, emotions, and adolescent mental health. In Music, Health, and Public Health Conference / 4th European Public Health Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited lecture. (9.11.2011)

Saarikallio, S. (2011, March). Mood regulation through music. In the SysMusDay – The how and why of music, Graz, Austria. Keynote lecture. (24.3.2011)

Symposia organized at international conferences:

Saarikallio, S. (2012). Emotion regulation through music: understanding the mechanisms, individual differences, and situational influences. In the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC 2010), Thessaloniki, Greece.

Saarikallio, S. (2010). Music as affect regulation in everyday life. The 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC 2010), August 23-27, Seattle, USA.

Saarikallio, S. (2009). Music and well-being in different contexts. In the 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM 2009), 12th – 16th August, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Media appearances and lectures popularizing science:

Saarikallio, S. (2011, March). Musiikki ja tunteet. Arjen arvoitus - Tieteen päivät Jyväskylän yliopistossa. Jyväskylä, Finland. (15-16.3.2011)

Saarikallio, S. (2010, February). Musiikin tunnemerkitykset. Suomen Jousisoitinopettajat (SJO) ry:n talvipäivät. 6.2.2010. Tampere, Suomi.

TV-Channel 1 (18.9.2012): Prisma Studio. (Interview about music, emotions, and personality) 

Talouselämä -magazine (22.5.2009): Musiikki pelastaa urasi. p. 16-19.

Tiede -magazine (2007, vol 6): Tunteet haltuun musiikilla. p. 14-15.

Helsingin Sanomat (8.5.2006) Se tuo tosi fiilarit. p. D2.


Tietysti.fi (Academy of Finland) Researcher of the Month, June 2011 / Kuukauden tutkija, kesäkuu 2011: Suvi Saarikallio. Rakkaus musiikkiin tahditti tien musiikintutkijaksi.

University of Jyväskylä Media 2011: Yliopistolaiset kertovat: - Miksi valitsin Jyväskylän yliopiston! Suvi Saarikallio, akatemiatutkija.