Paul Evans

Senior Lecturer

Dr Paul Evans is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at UNSW. His expertise is in educational psychology, particularly in relation to motivation, engagement, learning and teaching, and cognitive load. His research covers a wide range of domains and settings, including schools, music studios, and workplaces, and spanning childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Dr Evans teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in educational psychology, music psychology, and motivation. He is the program convenor for undergraduate and postgraduate Music Education programs. He supervises PhD, Master's, and honours level research projects in a range of areas related to motivation, engagement, and learning.

Subject areas

Publications

Book Chapters
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Evans P; Martin AJ, 2019, 'Load reduction instruction (LRI): Sequencing explicit instruction and guided discovery to enhance students’ motivation, engagement, learning, and achievement', in Advances in Cognitive Load Theory: Rethinking Teaching, Routledge, Oxon, U.K., pp. 15 - 29
2019
Evans PA; McPherson GE, 2017, 'Processes of musical identity consolidation during adolescence', in Hargreaves D; Macdonald RM R; Miell D (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Musical Identities, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 213 - 231, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/handbook-of-musical-identities-9780199679485?cc=au&lang=en&#
2017
McPherson GE; Miksza P; Evans PA, 2017, 'Self-regulated learning in music practice and performance', in Schunk DH; Greene JA (ed.), Handbook of Self-Regulation of Learning and Performance, edn. 2nd, Routledge, New York, pp. 181 - 193
2017
Jung JY; Evans PA, 2016, 'The career decisions of child musical prodigies', in McPherson GE (ed.), Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from psychology, music education, musicology and ethnomusicology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, pp. 409 - 423, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/musical-prodigies-9780199685851?cc=au&lang=en&
2016
McPherson GE; Evans PA; Kupers E; Renwick JM, 2016, 'Applying Self-Determination and Self-Regulation Theories for Optimizing Music Performance', in Mornell A (ed.), Art in Motion III: Performing Under Pressure, edn. 3, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 131 - 148
2016
McPherson GE; Davidson JW; Evans PA, 2015, 'Playing an instrument', in McPherson GE (ed.), The Child as Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development, edn. 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, pp. 401 - 421, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-child-as-musician-9780198744443?cc=au&lang=en&
2015
Martin AJ; Collie RJ; Evans P, 2015, 'Motivation and engagement in music: Theory, research, practice, and future directions', in Fleming J; Gibson R; Anderson, M. (ed.), How Arts Education Makes a Difference: Research Examining Successful Classroom Practice and Pedagogy, Routledge, London, pp. 169 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315727943
2015
Evans PA, 2015, 'Motivation', in McPherson GE (ed.), The Child as Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development, edn. 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, pp. 325 - 339, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-child-as-musician-9780198744443?cc=au&lang=en&
2015
Evans PA, 2014, 'Motivation', in Thompson WF (ed.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, SAGE Publications, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452283012
2014
McPherson GE; Evans PA, 2014, 'Education, Music', in Thompson WF (ed.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, SAGE Publications, http://www.sagepub.com/refbooks/Book240878#tabview=google
2014
McPherson GE; Evans PA, 2007, 'Capacità uditivo-creative [Aural-creative skils]', in Tafuri J; McPherson G (ed.), Orientamenti per la didattica strumentale dalla ricerca all'insegnamento [Guidelines for Teaching Music], Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca, Italy, pp. 93 - 114
2007
Juslin PN; Evans PA; McPherson GE, 2007, 'L'interpretazione musicale e le emozioni [Communicating Musical Emotions]', in Tafuri J; McPherson G (ed.), Orientamenti per la didattica strumentale dalla ricerca all'insegnamento [Guidelines for Teaching Music], Libreria Musicale Italiana, Bologna, Italy, pp. 132 - 155
2007
Evans PA; McPherson GE, 2007, 'Come studiare [How to practise]', in Tafuri J; McPherson G (ed.), Orientamenti per la didattica strumentale dalla ricerca all'insegnamento [Guidelines for Teaching Music from Research to Practice], Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca, Italy, pp. 33 - 48
2007
McPherson GE; Evans PA, 2007, 'Il suono prima del segno [The sound before the sign]', in Tafuri J; McPherson G (ed.), Orientamenti per la didattica strumentale dalla ricerca all'insegnamento [Guidelines for teaching music from research to practice], Libreria Italiana Musicale, Lucca, Italy, pp. 15 - 32
2007
Conference Papers
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Evans PA, 2013, 'Self-Determination as a model for motivation in music learning', in Self-Determination as a model for motivation in music learning, 5th Self-Determination Theory International Conference, Rochester, New York, USA, presented at 5th Self-Determination Theory International Conference, Rochester, New York, USA, 27 July 2013 - 30 July 2013
2013
Bonneville-Roussy A; Evans PA, 2013, 'A model of self-determination theory in university music learning', in A model of self-determination theory in university music learning, Australian Music Psychology Society: Inaugural Conference on Music, Health, and Wellbeing, University of Melbourne, Australia, presented at Australian Music Psychology Society: Inaugural Conference on Music, Health, and Wellbeing, University of Melbourne, Australia, 28 November 2013 - 01 December 2013
2013
Evans PA, 2012, 'Self-determination theory in music: A 10-year longitudinal and retrospective study of motivation to learn a musical instrument', in Self-determination theory in music: A 10-year longitudinal and retrospective study of motivation to learn a musical instrument, International Conference on Motivation (hosted by Earli SIG 8), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, presented at International Conference on Motivation (hosted by Earli SIG 8), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, 28 August 2012 - 30 August 2012, http://www.icm2012.de/
2012
Evans P; Davidson, J. W. ; McPherson GE, 2011, 'Music, learning, motivation, and achievement in children and adolescents', in Music, learning, motivation, and achievement in children and adolescents, ''Power of Music' - the 34th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia and the 2nd International Conference on Music and Emotion, University of Western Australia, Perth, presented at ''Power of Music' - the 34th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia and the 2nd International Conference on Music and Emotion, University of Western Australia, Perth, 30 November 2011 - 03 December 2011
2011
Evans PA; McPherson GE; Davidson JW, 2011, 'Self-determination in music: Psychological needs and the formation of beliefs and values', in Self-determination in music: Psychological needs and the formation of beliefs and values, Sixth SELF biennial international conference, Universitè Laval, Quèbec, Canada, presented at Sixth SELF biennial international conference, Universitè Laval, Quèbec, Canada, 19 July 2011 - 22 July 2011
2011
Evans PA; Davidson JW; Faulkner, R. ; McPherson GE, 2008, 'Music in the lives of students over a ten-year period', in Music in the lives of students over a ten-year period, 2nd European Conference on Developmental Psychology of Music, Roehampton University, London, UK, presented at 2nd European Conference on Developmental Psychology of Music, Roehampton University, London, UK, 01 September 2008 - 04 September 2008
2008
Evans PA; Davidson, J. W. ; McPherson GE, 2008, 'Music in our lives: An investigation of music learning between 9 and 19 years of age', in Music in our lives: An investigation of music learning between 9 and 19 years of age, 10th International Conference on Music perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan, presented at 10th International Conference on Music perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan, 25 August 2008 - 29 August 2008, http://www.jsmpc.info/archives/icmpc10archive/
2008
Schubert E; Evans P; Rink J, 2006, 'Emotion in real and imagined music: Same or different?', in Demorest SM; Morrison SJ; Campbell PS (eds.), ICMPC11 -- 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, Causal Productions, Seattle, Washington USA, pp. 270 - 271, presented at ICMPC11 -- 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, Seattle, Washington USA, 22 August 2006 - 26 August 2006
2006
Evans P; Schubert E, 2006, 'Quantification of Gabrielsson`s relationships between felt and expressed emotions in music', in Demorest SM; Morrison SJ; Campbell PS (eds.), ICMPC11 -- 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, Causal Productions, Seattle, Washington USA, pp. 153 - 153, presented at ICMPC11 -- 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition, Seattle, Washington USA, 22 August 2006 - 26 August 2006
2006
Conference Presentations
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Martin TG; Martin A; Evans P, 2016, 'Testing the Relevance of Expectancy-value Theory in a Caribbean Context', presented at American Educational Research Association, 08 April 2016 - 12 April 2016
2016
Journal articles
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Miksza P; Evans P; McPherson GE, 2019, 'Wellness Among University-level Music Students: A Study of the Predictors of Subjective Vitality', Musicae Scientiae, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1029864919860554
2019
Miksza P; Evans P; McPherson GE, 2019, 'Motivation to pursue a career in music: The role of social constraints in university music programs', Psychology of Music, pp. 030573561983626 - 030573561983626, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735619836269
2019
Burns EC; Martin AJ; Evans PA, 2019, 'The role of teacher feedback-feedforward and personal best goal setting in students' mathematics achievement: a goal setting theory perspective', EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2019.1662889
2019
Evans P; Liu MY, 2019, 'Psychological Needs and Motivational Outcomes in a High School Orchestra Program', Journal of Research in Music Education, vol. 67, pp. 83 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022429418812769
2019
Kingsford-Smith A; Evans P, 2019, 'A longitudinal study of psychological needs satisfaction, value, achievement, and elective music intentions', Psychology of Music, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735619868285
2019
Freer E; Evans P, 2019, 'Choosing to study music in high school: Teacher support, psychological needs satisfaction, and elective music intentions', Psychology of Music, vol. 47, pp. 781 - 799, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735619864634
2019
McPherson GE; Osborne MS; Evans P; Miksza P, 2019, 'Applying self-regulated learning microanalysis to study musicians’ practice', Psychology of Music, vol. 47, pp. 18 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735617731614
2019
Evans P; Martin AJ; Ivcevic Z, 2018, 'Personality, coping, and school well-being: an investigation of high school students', Social Psychology of Education, vol. 21, pp. 1061 - 1080, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11218-018-9456-8
2018
Martin AJ; Evans P, 2018, 'Load reduction instruction: Exploring a framework that assesses explicit instruction through to independent learning', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 73, pp. 203 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.03.018
2018
Martin TG; Martin AJ; Evans P, 2017, 'Student engagement in the Caribbean region:Exploring its role in the motivation and achievement of Jamaican middle school students', School Psychology International, vol. 38, pp. 184 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143034316683765
2017
Freer E; Evans PA, 2017, 'Psychological needs satisfaction and value in students’ intentions to study music in high school', Psychology of Music, vol. 46, pp. 881 - 895, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735617731613
2017
Martin AJ; Martin TG; Evans P, 2016, 'Motivation and Engagement in Jamaica: Testing a Multidimensional Framework Among Students in an Emerging Regional Context', Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, vol. 36, pp. 233 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734282916674424
2016
Bonneville-Roussy A; Evans PA; Verner-Filion J; Vallerand RJ; Bouffard T, 2016, 'Motivation and coping with the stress of assessment: Gender differences in outcomes for university students', Contemporary Educational Psychology, vol. 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2016.08.003
2016
Russell D; Evans PA, 2015, 'Guitar pedagogy and preparation for tertiary training in NSW: An exploratory mixed-methods study', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol. 2015, pp. 52 - 63
2015
Evans PA; Bonneville-Roussy A, 2015, 'Self-determined motivation for practice in university music students', Psychology of Music, vol. 44, pp. 1095 - 1110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735615610926
2015
Evans PA, 2015, 'Self-Determination Theory: An Approach to Motivation in Music Education', Musicae Scientiae: the journal of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, vol. 19, pp. 65 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1029864914568044
2015
Evans P; McPherson GE, 2015, 'Identity and practice: The motivational benefits of a long-term musical identity', Psychology of Music, vol. 43, pp. 407 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735613514471
2015
Evans P; McPherson GE; Davidson JW, 2012, 'The role of psychological needs in ceasing music and music learning activities', Psychology of Music, vol. May 9 2012, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735612441736
2012
Evans P; Schubert E, 2008, 'Relationships between expressed and felt emotions in music', Musicae Scientiae, vol. 12, pp. 75 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/102986490801200105
2008
Evans P; Schubert E, 2008, 'Relationships between expressed and felt emotions in music', Musicae Scientiae, vol. 12, pp. 75 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/102986490801200105
2008