Faculty Profile

Jonathan Page

Assistant Professor of Psychology (2009)

Contact Information

pagej@dickinson.edu

Rector North Room 2301
717.245.1974
http://www.jon-page.com

Bio

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.

Education

  • B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University, 1991
  • M.A., University of Nevada, 2002
  • Ph.D., 2004

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

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.

Spring 2015

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 430 Seminar in Cognitive Psych
Students will present and discuss one or more topics in human cognition using primary sources. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, intelligence and creativity, the development of physical and mental skills, changes in learning and memory as we age, and thought in humans and machines. Students will write several essays that explain and evaluate the concepts that are discussed. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.