Books, Book Chapters, Edited Volumes, Special Journal Issues, Book Reviews, and Brief Notes

1970 – 1979

Dowling, W. J., & Roberts, K. (1974). The historical and philosophical background of cognitive approaches to psychology. In E. C. Carterette & J. P. Friedman (Eds.), Handbook of perception: Historical and philosophical roots of perception (Vol. 1, pp. 243-254). New York, NY: Academic Press.

1980 – 1989

Dowling, W. J. (1981). Mental structures through which music is perceived. In Documentary report of the Ann Arbor Symposium: Applications of psychology to the teaching and learning of music (pp. 144-149). Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference.

Dowling, W. J. (1981). Music, meaning and use. In D. O'Hare (Ed.), Psychology and the arts (pp 175-191). Sussex, England: Harvester.

Dowling, W. J. (1982). Melodic information processing and its development. In D. Deutsch (Ed.), The psychology of music (pp. 413-429). New York, NY: Academic Press. (Japanese translation, 1987).

Dowling, W. J. (1982). Musical scales and psychophysical scales: Their psychological reality. In T. Rice & R. Falck (Eds.), Cross-cultural perspectives on music (pp. 20-28). Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Dowling, W. J. (1984). Development of musical schemata in children's spontaneous singing. In W. R. Crozier & A. J. Chapman (Eds.), Advances in psychology: Cognitive processes in the perception of art (Vol. 19, pp.145-163). Amsterdam, Netherlands: North-Holland.

Dowling, W. J. (1985). Entwicklung von Melodie-Erkennen und Melodie ­Produktion. [The development of melodic understanding and production.] In H. Bruhn, R. Gerter & H. Rösing (Eds.), Musikpsychologie: Ein Handbuch in Schlüssel­begriffen (pp. 216­-222). Munich, Germany: Urban & Schwarzenberg.

Dowling, W. J. (1986). Scala e linea melodica: Due componenti della memoria per la melodie. [Scale and contour: Two components of a theory of memory for melodies.] In L. M. Lorenzetti & A. Antonietti (Eds.), Processi cognitivi in musica (pp.185-206). Milano, Italy: Franco Angeli. [Italian translation of Dowling, 1978].

Dowling, W. J., & Harwood, D. L. (1986). Music cognition. New York, NY: Academic Press.

Dowling, W. J., & Carterette, E. C. (Eds.). (1987). The understanding of melody and rhythm. Special Issue of Perception & Psychophysics, 41(6).

Dowling, W. J. (1988). Attending to hidden melodies. Encyclopaedia Britannica yearbook of science and the future (pp. 192­-203). Chicago, IL: Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Dowling, W. J. (1988). Tonal structure and children's early learning of music. In J. Sloboda (Ed.), Generative processes in music (pp. 113­-128). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Francès, R. (1988). The perception of music. Translated from the French editions of 1958, 1972, & 1984 by W. Jay Dowling. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Dowling, W. J. (1989). Simplicité et complexité en musique et en cognition. [Simplicity and complexity in music and cognition.] In S. McAdams & I. Deliège (Eds.), La musique et les sciences cognitives (pp. 232-240). Liège, Belgium: Pierre Mardaga. [French translation of Dowling, 1989].

1990 – 1999

Dowling, W. J. (1991). Pitch structure. In P. Howell, R. West, & I. Cross (Eds.), Representing musical structure (pp. 33-57). London, UK: Academic Press.

Dowling, W. J. (1992). Perceptual grouping, attention and expectancy in listening to music. In J. Sundberg (Ed.), Gluing tones: Grouping in music composition, performance and listening (pp. 77-98). Publications of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, no. 72.

Dowling, W. J. (1993). Procedural and declarative knowledge in music cognition and education. In T. J. Tighe & W. J. Dowling (Eds.), Psychology and music: The understanding of melody and rhythm (pp. 5­-18). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Tighe, T. J., & Dowling, W. J. (Eds.). (1993). Psychology and music: The understanding of melody and rhythm. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Dowling, W. J. (1994). Melodic contour in hearing and remembering melodies. In R. Aiello & J. Sloboda (Eds.), Musical perceptions (pp. 173-190). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Dowling, W. J. (1994). La structuration melodique: Perception et chant. In A. Zenatti (Ed.), Psychologie de la musique (pp. 145-­176). Paris, France: Presses Universitaires de France.

Dowling, W. J. (1999). The development of music perception and cognition. In D. Deutsch (Ed.), The perception of music (2nd ed., pp. 603-625). Orlando, FL: Academic Press.

Dowling, W. J., Barbey, A., & Adams, L. (1999). Melodic and rhythmic contour in perception and memory. In S. W. Yi (Ed.), Music, mind, and science (pp. 166-188). Seoul, Korea: Seoul National University Press.

2000 – 2009

Dowling, W. J. (2001). Music perception. In E. B. Goldstein (Ed.), Handbook of perception (pp. 469-­498). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Dowling, W. J. (2001). Music perception. In W. Kintsch (Ed.), Inter­national encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences: Cognitive psychology and cognitive science (Vol. 21, pp. 10263-10267). London, UK: Elsevier.

Dowling, W. J. (2005). Entwicklung der musikalischen Kognition: Melodie, Klangfarbe und Harmonie. In R. Oerter & T. H. Stoffer (Eds.), Spezielle Musikpsychologie (pp. 57-88).  Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe Publishing.

Abdi, H., Edelman, B., Valentin, D., & Dowling, W. J. (2009). Experimental design and analysis for psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Bigand, E., Lalitte, P., & Dowling, W. J. (2009). Special issue - Music and language: 25 years after Lerdahl & Jackendoff's GTTM. Music Perception, 26(3), 185-186.

Dowling, W. J. (2009). Musical development. In R. A. Shweder (Ed.), The child: An encyclopedic companion (pp. 657-658). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.


Dowling, W. J. (2010). Melody perception. In E. B. Goldstein (Ed.), Encyclopedia of perception (pp. 550-551). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Dowling, W. J. (2010). La perception de la musique et la mémoire des mélodies. In L. Guirard (Ed.), 50 ans de psychologie de la musique: L’école de Robert Francès (pp. 109-128). Paris, France: Alexitaire.

Dowling, W. J. (2010). Music perception. In C. Plack (Ed.), Oxford handbook of auditory science: Hearing (pp. 231-248). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.