By Heidi Fraser Hageman May 11, 2016
In fall 2016, Seyta Selter, MA ('16), will be teaching "Consciousness, Dreams, and Beliefs: The Nature of Personal Reality" with Donald Middendorf at Evergreen State College. In the course, students will focus on advanced topics in consciousness studies and the psychology of dreams, and explore consciousness by examining dreams and personal belief systems using both scientific research and first-person experience. The dynamics of the psyche will also be examined by considering the following questions: What is the psyche, what is consciousness, and what are their properties and dynamics? Are there different types of consciousness? What is the relationship between unconscious and conscious mental processes? What is the relationship among the conscious, unconscious, and personal beliefs in constructing our sense of self and our experience individually and en masse?