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Jon received his Masters and PhD degrees in experimental psychology in the cognitive and brain sciences program at the University of Nevada in 2004. He spent the next five years as assistant professor of psychology at Minnesota State University before coming to Dickinson. His research area is in cognitive neuroscience where he attempts to link specific brain functioning to higher-order cognitive tasks such as visual discrimination, multi-tasking, and imagination. Recently, he has focused more on how these processes may differ under stressful situations.
PSYC 130 Perception, Memory & Thought
This introduction to cognitive psychology will cover such topics as: How do you recognize your grandmother? Can you do more than one thing at a time? Why can't you remember the names of people you just met? More formally, we will examine the processes of perception, attention, representation, and retrieval in children, adults, and machines.
PSYC 330 Rsrch Meth in Cognitive Psych
Students devise, conduct, analyze and prepare written reports of experiments on topics such as autobiographical memory, time management, techniques for improving learning, and decision-making. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: either 130, 201, 202 OR 125, BIOL 124 and NRSC 200.