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General Psychology

Scientific Approaches

to Consciousness

Social Cognition


Human Learning

and Memory


Lecture Supplements


Cognitive Science 102 / Psychology 129

"Scientific Approaches to Consciousness"


John F. Kihlstrom

University of California, Berkeley

Claude Monet, "Impression: Sunrise" (1872-1873).  Marmottan Museum, Paris


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When I taught this course at Berkeley, the required text was The Psychology of Consciousness (Prentice-Hall, 1992) by William G. Farthing.  Later, when a second edition of Farthing was not forthcoming, I supplemented the readings with Antti Revensuo's Consciousness: The Science of Subjectivity (Psychology Press, 2010).  If I were still teaching the course, I'd now choose The Science of Consciousness: Waking, Sleeping, and Dreaming (Cambridge, 2021) by Trevor A. Harley.  It's a great, comprehensive, textbook that covers the entire spectrum of consciousness studes -- not just sleep and dreams.




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