Dr. Jennifer Tallon
Office: RC 200 C
Blackmore, S. (2005).
Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction
New York, NY: Oxford University
Linden, D.J. (2007).
The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory,
Dreams, and God.
Cambridge, MA: Belknap/Harvard.
Damasio, A. (1999).
The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of
Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
Schacter, D.L. (2001).
Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past
New York, NY:
Fine, C. (2006).
A Mind of its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives
New York, NY: Norton.
Supplemental readings provided by the instructor.
A course designed to introduce students to how psychology has historically attempted to gain knowledge about
the varieties of human experience. This course will cover such topics as: the 19th century characteristics of
psychological inquiry; the study of consciousness, perception, and other altered states; 19th and 20th century
views about motivation, feelings, and emotions; the development of theories about personality and self; plus, the
movement towards cognitive science and the evolution of concepts related to artificial intelligence. As a CORE
course, PSY 3101C is designed to acquaint each student with information that will meet the Dowling College
general education goals.
The objectives of the Dowling CORE curriculum are as follows:
Each graduate is knowledgeable with respect to the course of Western Civilization from its Judeo Christian
and Greco-Roman origins to the modern era including knowledge of the works, concepts, values, and attitudes
that characterize the modern mind.
2. Each graduate is knowledgeable with respect to contemporary non-Western societies and civilizations
including knowledge of the works, concepts, values, and attitudes that characterize contemporary non-Western
Each graduate appreciates the role of the arts in human experience and possesses the ability to analyze a
work of art and to distinguish different artistic styles and the social and intellectual conditions that fostered
Spring 2011, Dowling College
11:30 – 12:51 Tuesday/Thursday, Room 418 RC