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I retired June 2020 and no longer teach regular courses. 

psychology 2050 : perception -----no longer taught, last class was in the fall of 2018

Basic perceptual concepts and phenomena are discussed in lecture format with emphasis on stimlus variables, sensory mechanisms, and neural function. All sensory modalities are considered; visual perception is discussed in detail.

psychology 3200: psychology and cinema ------ no longer taught, lAST CLass in the fall of 2019

A seminar on the detailed examination of popular movies as they developed from 1895 to the present, with a focus on physical variables (shot duration, shot structure, motion, luminance contrast, etc.), psychological units (subscenes, scenes, and acts), and narrative structure. We will watch seven feature length movies in class, and discuss them and psychological principles related to them for two weeks each. 20 students only.