Open Access

2021 − Present

Biedermann, V. & Zentner, M. (2024). Assessing temperament risk factors in late childhood and early adolescence: Development and validation of the Integrative Late Childhood Temperament Inventory. Child Psychiatry and Human Development Advance online publication.

Vigl, J., Strauss, H.,  Talamini, F., Zentner, M. (2024). Trajectories of relationship and sexual satisfaction over two years in the Covid-19 pandemic: A latent class analysis. Journal of Personality. Advance online publication.

Vigl, J., Koehler, F., Henning, H. (2024). Exploring the accuracy of musical tempo memory: The effects of reproduction method, reference tempo, and musical expertise. Memory & Cognition.

Bamford, J. S., Vigl, J., Hämäläinen, M., Saarikallio, S. H. (2024). Love songs and serenades: A theoretical review of music and romantic relationships. Frontiers in Psychology, 15. 10.3389/fpsyg.2024.1302548

Strauss, H., Vigl, J., Jacobsen, P.-O., Bayer, M., Talamini, F., Vigl, W., Zangerle, E., & Zentner, M. (2024). The Emotion-to-Music Mapping Atlas (EMMA): A systematically organized online database of emotionally evocative music excerpts. Behavior Research Methods. Advance online.

Parada-Cabaleiro, E., Batliner, A., Zentner, M., & Schedl, M. (2023). Exploring emotions in Bach chorales: a multi-modal perceptual and data-driven study. Royal Society Open Science, 10(12), 230574.

Vigl, J., Ojell-Järventausta, M., Sipola, H. & Saarikallio, S. (2023). Melody for the mind: Enhancing mood, motivation, concentration, and learning through music listening in the classroom. Music & Science, 6, 1-13.

Vigl, J., Talamini, F., Feller, A., Gerstgrasser, S. & Henning, H. (2023). Accuracy and stability of musical tempo memory and the role of musical expertise. Music Perception, 41(1), 15-35.

Vigl, J., & Zentner, M. (2023). How much does performance quality matter in musical emotion induction? Main effects and interaction effects with listener features. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication.

Strauss, H., Reiche, S., Dick, M., & Zentner, M. (2023). Online assessment of musical ability in 10 minutes: Development and validation of the Micro-PROMS. Behavior Research Methods.

Strauss, H., Venables, P. & Zentner, M. (2023). Associations between early childhood poverty and cognitive functioning throughout childhood and adolescence: A 14-year prospective longitudinal analysis of the Mauritius Child Health Project. PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0278618

Vigl, J., Talamini, F., Strauss, H. & Zentner, M. (2023). A prospective study of relationship and sexual satisfaction during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of dispositional vulnerabilities and external stressors. Journal of Personality. 91(5), 1152-1170.

Georgi, M., Gingras, B., & Zentner, M. (2023). The Tapping-PROMS: A test for the assessment of sensorimotor rhythmic abilities. Frontiers in Psychology, Sect. Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience 13, 8615. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.862468

Blain, S., Talamini, F., Fornoni, L., Bidet-Caulet, A., & Caclin, A. (2022). Shared cognitive resources between memory and attention during sound-sequence encoding. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 84(3), 739-759.

Gerstgrasser, S., Vigl, J., & Zentner, M. (2022). The role of listener features in musical emotion induction: The contributions of musical expertise, personality dispositions, and mood state. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Ginzburg, J., Moulin, A., Fornoni, L., Talamini, F., Tillmann, B., & Caclin, A. (2022). Development of auditory cognition in 5‐to 10‐year‐old children: Focus on musical and verbal short‐term memory. Developmental Science, 25(3), e13188.

Martini, M., Wasmeier, J. R., Talamini, F., Huber, S. E., & Sachse, P. (2022). Wakeful resting and listening to music contrast their effects on verbal long-term memory in dependence on word concreteness. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 7(1), 1-14.

Talamini, F., Eller, G., Vigl, J., & Zentner, M. (2022). Musical emotions affect memory for emotional pictures. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-8.

Talamini, F., Blain, S., Ginzburg, J., Houix, O., Bouchet, P., Grassi, M., … & Caclin, A. (2022). Auditory and visual short-term memory: Influence of material type, contour, and musical expertise. Psychological Research, 86(2), 421-442.

Talamini, F., Vigl, J., Doerr, E., Grassi, M., & Carretti, B. (2022). Auditory and visual mental imagery in musicians and non-musicians. Musicae Scientiae, 27(2), 428-441.

Vigl, J., Strauss, H., Talamini, F., & Zentner, M. (2022). Relationship satisfaction in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-national examination of situational, dispositional, and relationship factors. Plos one, 17(3), e0264511.

Zentner, M., & von Aufsess, C. (2022). Is being gender nonconforming distressing? It depends where you live: gender equality across 15 nations predicts how much gender nonconformity is related to self-esteem. Psychological medicine, 52(10), 1857-1865.

Zentner, M., Biedermann, V., Taferner, C., da Cudan, H., Möhler, E., Strauß, H., & Sevecke, K. (2021). Early Detection of Temperament Risk Factors: A Comparison of Clinically Referred and General Population Children. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 942.

Zentner, M. (2021). Social bonding and credible signaling hypotheses largely disregard the gap between animal vocalizations and human music. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44.

2015 − 2020

Zentner, M. (2020). Identifying child temperament risk factors from 2 to 8 years of age: validation of a brief temperament screening tool in the US, Europe, and China. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 29(5), 665-678.

Zentner, M. & Gingras, B. (2019). The assessment of musical ability and its determinants.
In P. Rentfrow & D. J. Levitin, Foundations in Music Psychology: Theory and Research (pp. 641 – 684). MIT Press.

Zentner, M. (2018). A sadness-independent account of the enjoyment of music-evoked sadness: Comment on” An integrative review of the enjoyment of sadness associated with music” by Tuomas Eerola et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 25, 144-146.

Bardi, A., & Zentner, M. (2017). Grand challenges for personality and social psychology: Moving beyond the replication crisis. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 2068.

Zentner, M., & Strauss, H. (2017). Assessing musical ability quickly and objectively: development and validation of the Short‐PROMS and the Mini-PROMS. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1400(1), 33-45.

Zentner, M., & Eagly, A. H. (2015). A sociocultural framework for understanding partner preferences of women and men: Integration of concepts and evidence. European Review of Social Psychology, 26(1), 328-373.

Zentner, M. & Shiner, R. (Eds.) (2015). Handbook of Temperament. New York: Guilford Press.

Zentner, M. & Shiner, R. (2015). Fifty Years of Progress in Temperament Research: A Synthesis of Major Themes, Findings, and Challenges and a Look Forward. In Zentner, M., Shiner, R., Handbook of Temperament (pp. 673 – 700). New York: Guilford Press.

2010 − 2014

Zentner, M., Smolkina, M., & Venables, P. (2014). Effects of measurement aggregation on predicting externalizing problems from preschool behaviour. British journal of developmental psychology, 32(4), 468-479.

Zentner, M., & Wang, F. (2013). Integrative Child Temperament Inventory: ICTI;[Manual]. Hogrefe.

Shiner, R. L., Buss, K. A., McClowry, S. G., Putnam, S. P., Saudino, K. J., & Zentner, M. (2012). What is temperament now? Assessing progress in temperament research on the Twenty‐Fifth Anniversary of Goldsmith et al.(). Child Development Perspectives6(4), 436-444.

Law, L. N., & Zentner, M. (2012). Assessing musical abilities objectively: Construction and validation of the Profile of Music Perception Skills. PloS one7(12), e52508.

Trost, W., Ethofer, T., Zentner, M., & Vuilleumier, P. (2012). Mapping aesthetic musical emotions in the brain. Cerebral Cortex22(12), 2769-2783.

Zentner, M., & Mitura, K. (2012). Stepping out of the caveman’s shadow: Nations’ gender gap predicts degree of sex differentiation in mate preferences. Psychological science23(10), 1176-1185.

Silvestrini, N., Piguet, V., Cedraschi, C., & Zentner, M. R. (2011). Music and auditory distraction reduce pain: Emotional or attentional effects?. Music and Medicine. (Email us for a copy) 

Zentner, M. (2011). Inventar zur integrativen Erfassung des Kind-Temperaments (IKT). Huber.

Zentner, M., & Eerola, T. (2010). Self-report measures and models. In P. Juslin & J. Sloboda: Handbook of Music and Emotion (pp. 187-221). Oxford: University Press. 

Zentner, M., & Eerola, T. (2010). Rhythmic engagement with music in infancy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences107(13), 5768-5773.

Selected earlier publications

Zentner, M., Grandjean, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2008). Emotions evoked by the sound of music: characterization, classification, and measurement. Emotion, 8(4), 494-521.

Scherer, K., & Zentner, M. (2008). Music evoked emotions are different–more often aesthetic than utilitarian. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31(5), 595-596.

Zentner, M., & Renaud, O. (2007). Origins of adolescents’ ideal self: an intergenerational perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92(3), 557-574.

Guhn, M., Hamm, A., & Zentner, M. (2007). Physiological and musico-acoustic correlates of the chill response. Music Perception, 24(5), 473-484.

Zentner, M. R. (2005). Ideal mate personality concepts and compatibility in close relationships: a longitudinal analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89(2), 242-256.

Scherer, K. R., & Zentner, M. R. (2001). Emotional effects of music: Production rules. In P. Juslin and J. Sloboda (Eds.), Handbook of Music and Emotion (pp. 361-392)Oxford: OUP Press.

Zentner, M. R. (2001). Preferences for colours and colour‐‐emotion combinations in early childhood. Developmental Science, 4(4), 389-398.

Kagan, J., Snidman, N., Zentner, M., & Peterson, E. (1999). Infant temperament and anxious symptoms in school age children. Development and psychopathology, 11(2), 209-224.

Kagan, J., & Zentner, M. (1996). Early childhood predictors of adult psychopathology. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 3(6), 341-350.

Zentner, M. R., & Kagan, J. (1996). Perception of music by infants. Nature, 383(6595), 29-29.