Davood Gozli

Explorations of Selfhood & Community

Cognition | 2017-2018 Readings

The following [tentative] sequence of topics differs from the one adopted by most textbook writers and instructors. Usually, we start with a bit of method/history (Week 1), and move to sensation (Week 2), attention (Week 4?), object perception (Week 5?), sometimes followed by action/movement, short-term memory, long-term memory, and so forth. A lot of time is often devoted to debates surrounding object/face perception, top-down/bottom-up attentional control. Usually, there is not.. Read More

Neuropsychology | Readings

  Weeks 1-3: Emotion Rolls, E. T. (2000). Précis of The brain and emotion. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 177-191. Lindquist, K. A., Wager, T. D., Kober, H., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Barrett, L. F. (2012). The brain basis of emotion: a meta-analytic review. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 121-143. Lane, R. D., Ryan, L., Nadel, L., & Greenberg, L. (2015). Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal, and the process of change in.. Read More

Systems & Theories | Readings

Weeks 1-2: Groundwork Noë, A. (2017a). Strange tools: Art and human nature: A précis. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 94, 211-213. Noë, A. (2017b). Art and entanglement in strange tools: Reply to Noël Carroll, A.W. Eaton, and Paul Guyer. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 94, 238-250. Green, C.D. (2015). Why Psychology isn’t unified, and probably never will be. Review of General Psychology, 19, 207-214. Bergner, R.M. (2010). What is descriptive psychology? An introduction. In K. Davis, F… Read More

Interview with Raymond Bergner

Dr. Raymond Bergner is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical and Counseling Psychology Program at Illinois State University. He received his PhD in 1973 from University of Colorado – Boulder, where he joined the movement known as ‘Descriptive Psychology’ (for an introduction to this framework, see Bergner, 2010). He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Descriptive Psychology (volumes 1-10) and the President of the.. Read More

Interview with Jan Smedslund

Jan Smedslund is a Professor Emeritus at University of Oslo, Norway. He began his research career with experimental work on cognitive development. His collaborators include Jean Piaget and Jerome Bruner. During 1967-8, he turned away from experimental work and began working on conceptual and foundational issues in psychology (Smedslund, 1991b). In 1988 he published Psycho-Logic, a later edition of which was published in 1997 as The Structure of Psychological Common-Sense… Read More