on leave of absence 2015-16
Rector North Room 2301
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.
FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.
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.